Drake has had a tremendous amount of success since his Degrassi days. At one time in 2009 he was a relatively unknown rapper. By the time his single 'Best I Ever Had' made it through the radio circuit, the hype was so huge, and there was no turning back. I have to say I never watched Degrassi, but I did listen to Drake before the hype and before 'Best I Ever Had' became everyone's ringtone.
For some the rapper can be overly sensitive. Common recently came out calling the rapper "sweet". Drake IS in fact the definition of "sweet." However, it is only fair to say that "sweet" makes number one records, and pays the bills. Drake makes some of the most conflicting and redundant songs. The plot and storyline is mundane, but you can't help but feel like it is all brand new.
Drake is coming to L.A. March 5th along with A$AP Rocky and Kendrick Lamar. Los Angeles is Lamar's hometown, and the rapper receives a huge amount of respect when he performs shows in Southern California. Kendrick Lamar is on the up and up. The thing that works well for Drake on this tour is that Kendrick brings a lyrical precision to the table that Drake cannot touch. Drake's songs overflow you with emotions all at once, which can be seen as too basic. On the other hand, Lamar’s bars, rhymes and flows let in separate emotions one step at a time, and by the time he is done those emotions have fused into one thing.
Drake, A$AP Rocky and Kendrick Lamar will all be performing at the USC Galen Center. The show is expected to bring out students from all over Southern California. Tickets have probably sold out long ago, but you can go to Ticketmaster to try your luck at a pair.