For over a decade, Drake’s been the most dominant force in hip-hop. If you ask Charlamagne Tha God, though, that run has come to an end.
Charlamagne Tha God believes the “Drake era” of music has ended.
During a recent episode of his “Brilliant Idiots” podcast, “The Breakfast Club” host asked whether or not Drizzy was still running the rap game, before answering the question himself. “Let me ask y’all a question: Are we still in the ‘Drake era?’” he asked. “Is radio such a prehistoric form of media that it hasn’t changed the temperature to what’s actually going on out here in these streets?”
Wayno Clark replied, saying, “We in the ‘Lil Baby era,’” while one of the guests on the show said that people still loved the Toronto native, just like they still love Migos.
Cthagod then said that radio makes it seem like we’re still in a “Drake era,” even though we’re not. “Radio — they haven’t caught up to what’s actually going on in the streets yet,” he said. “They haven’t changed the temperature. So, it still feels like we’re in a ‘Drake Era’ — I don’t think we’ve been in the ‘Drake era’ for the last two or three years.”
Charlamagne also said that he wasn’t excited about Drake’s forthcoming LP, Certified Lover Boy, which is set to be released next month. He compared the More Life emcee to Kendrick Lamar, who waits awhile to release music and gets better with each project.
“Kendrick makes us wait,” he said. “Kendrick gives us something to look forward to. Kendrick takes his time.”
He added, “Drake has given us so much music I don’t know if he has another gear. We know Kendrick has another gear. We know this because he shows us that with every project. I don’t think Drake has another gear, so therefore I’m not looking forward to anything.”
Check out the podcast of Charlamagne speaking about Drake below. Their conversation begins around the 47:40 mark.
This is an interesting debate, has Drake aged out? Is it DaBaby and Lil Baby’s Era or is Charlamagne wrong?