Drake made the right decision dissing Kid Cudi while he’s in rehab
Credit where credit is due
As of the other day, Drake is now in his 30s, the same age group I’m in, and it seems like he might actually be becoming a man. As his people say, mazel tov!
I didn’t hear this myself (natch), but he’s got a new playlist out, consisting primarily of previously released songs, a good four or five hours worth, including random songs by artists like Rihanna, Kanye West and Nicki Minaj. Someone remind me to never listen to this mess.
You’d think this list would be exclusive to Apple Music, which, if I remember correctly, paid Drake something like $10 million to shill for them, but it was on the home page of my Spotify when I woke up the other day. I guess there’s no way they could prevent Spotify from putting together the exact same playlist. All of Drake’s music, which he probably has no control over, is on there.
Which makes me wonder: If Drake’s music isn’t exclusive to any particular streaming service, nor is Kanye’s, why is Kanye out here bitching and moaning about the services somehow preventing him from dropping an album with Drake?
But I digress.
There’s three or four new songs on this Drake playlist, and supposedly on one of them he takes a few shots at Kid Cudi, who’s off at Betty Ford or somewhere drying out. Drake had to have known Cudi is mental when he approved it for posting, if not when he recorded it, because the state of technology is such that someone could have intervened. There was plenty of time.
It’s not like the mid ’90s, when Mobb Deep’s excellent Hell on Earth, with 2Pac dis “Drop a Gem on ‘Em,” hit shelves weeks after ‘Pac died. The timing was a little bit off, but it’s still a great song — better than anything 2Pac ever recorded. Yeah, I said it!
I’ve heard that Drake might be experiencing some backlash because of his Cudi dis, but I’ve yet to see any evidence of it. It could be that all of the usual suspects are using this as fodder for virtue signaling on Twitter, taking a bold stance against bullying the mentally ill in an attempt to boost their own brands, and people took that to mean there’s an actual backlash.
What they failed to consider is that these SJW music writer clowns have no real influence on anyone other than themselves. People aren’t reading Twitter these days any more than they’re reading album reviews. That shit’s about to go out of business. That’s why they shut Vine down: they can’t even afford the bandwidth to host six-second videos. Meanwhile, some of these tube sites have lovingly-assembled compilations that run for hours on end . . . I would imagine.
And how is it that people are still getting paid a full-time salary to write BS thinkpieces about how some cokehead touched their butts backstage at a Dirty Projectors show back when Bitte Orca was out and they haven’t been able to sleep right ever since, when everybody and their mother is using ad-blocking software these days?
How are these sites still able to generate so much as a dollar in revenue? Is that why so many of these sites are being bought out by corporations, and if so what do the TIs stand to gain by subsidizing this BS? As is the case with George Soros funding Black Lives Matter, the desired endgame here might be a one-world government.
I, for one, salute Drake for dissing Kid Cudi while he’s in rehab, because not only is kicking someone when they’re down good strategy, but that’s what Cudi gets for dissing Drake on the aforementioned Twitter, drawing attention to the fact that his albums are written by like 30 people (still half the number of people who write a Kanye album).
If Cudi has access to the Internets in Betty Ford, maybe they can discuss this in group therapy. His sponsor or someone can explain to him why people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.
Take it easy on yourself,
Originally published at tinyletter.com.