| 4 years ago||
Drake can write a variety of different songtypes. He can even write for other people. His imagination and pen goes beyond his hardships in life.
Drake's choruses have reached Midas-touch status. This has forever been one of Joe's weaker points.
Drake is very good at melodies. Something that Joe can be very cringeworthy at, even if he's executed them in a few cases before.
Drake is a songwriter. He writes songs, not raps. Which leads me to a mini-tirade that will state from top to bottom, the basic checklist for what makes at the very least okay song is:
But one should recognize that there is also so many more smaller details within those two things, as well as the synergy between the two. To understand my point of view, think of it this way: beats and rhymes separates the good from the bad. Everything in between, the smaller things (hooks, melodies, delivery, voice, songwriting, sequencing, vision, mixing, production, individual sounds and sequences within the production, etc.) are what separates the good from the great, and then again, the great and the legends.
It's true. Let's not pretend that SLV isn't a not-so-secret Drake and The Weeknd fanclub.
I don't want people to think I'm ragging on Joe because I'm thinking he's bad. My own opinion of him is quite the opposite. I just believe he is capable of much more than he has shown thus far. Joe Budden lives every day with the potential to have been (maybe still be?) an all-time great artist. No Love Lost sounds like it is at the very least a step in the right direction. Even if it's not as good of a project as others in his discography, it's a good one for him. It's picking up where his debut left off. Even if this album is horrible, I would argue it was a good thing for Joe-- even just artistically. He's breaking out of his box and sometimes you have to take a step backwards before you move forwards.
Drake is living out the reality of Joe Budden's potential. Like him or not, can you really deny that right now he's on a trajectory that will soon put him in the company of Kanye West and Jay-Z? Will he get there? Who knows. But the scary thing is two albums in: He's only getting better.
you just sound like a drake and weeknd fan. you are clearly biased.