(AllHipHop Rumors) A number of individuals in the game have been giving the 6 God his props lately, including Irv Gotti & PnB Rock.
In an interview with Montreality, PnB Rock revealed that he believes that Drake introduced the incorporation of melody into rap for his generation.
"Drake n-gga started that sh-t to me bro. I don't give a f-ck what nobody say. I can't say he started it, but in my era of time he started it. N-ggas was doing it before like Ja Rule did it. A lot of people was putting little melodies into they sh-t even back in the day. But he really made it to where as though you could rap and sing on some real sh-t at the same damn time sh-t. I remember when I first heard it, it was like 2008. I was locked up, too—I was in placement [at] Vision Quest. "Best I Ever Had" came on the radio and I was like, ‘Bruh, who the f-ck is this ni–a, bruh?’ I’m like, this ni–a is the most fire sh-t I ever heard. ‘What the f-ck is this?’ I used to be really waitin’ for the song to come back on the radio on some fiend sh-t. I ain’t never been like that over nothing in my entire life,” said PnB Rock.
Making sure that people didn't rip him one, he did say that people such as Ja Rule did incorporate melody into their rap tracks back in the day, but he definitely gives credit to Drizzy right now.
Anyone at least 27 and over know that we've seen rappers such as Ja Rule, André 3000, Biz Markie, Bone Thugs N’ Harmony, CeeLo Green, Nelly, and many more do the same ahead of Drizzy.
I'm able to make peace with PnB Rock's statement because he understands that Drake has popularized it in his own right, but he's certainly not the pioneer.
Check out the interview below at 4:49.
What are your thoughts?