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Phonte Reacts Angrily to New York Times Saying Drake Paved Singing Rapper Lane

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In a much-discussed New York Times article, titled “Rappers Are Singers Now. Thank Drake,” writer Jon Caramanica makes the argument that Drake paved the rapper/singer lane so many in the game are now driving on.

“[Drake] fundamentally rewrote the rules of what it meant to be a rapper in the 2010s," he wrote, hailing Drizzy's So Far Gone mixtape “the arrival of new path: singing as rapping, rapping as singing, singing and rapping all woven together into one holistic whole.”

Little Brother's Phonte, who was rapping and singing when Drake was still in a wheelchair, took issue with his erasure from Hip Hop history.





Drake has credited Phonte with influencing his style and has featured him on two of his songs.  So Phonte's quibble probably isn't with the bard of Toronto.

Did the NY Times do Phonte dirty, or is he feeling himself here?

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