O.G. rapper Bun B calls Drake one of the top 10 lyricists of all-time in new interview with Billboard.
It’s been ten years since Drake dropped his career-shifting mixtape, #SoFarGone. During an interview with Billboard Bun, 45, discussed his support of the 6 God, calling him one of the all-time greats. “I want to say he’s top 10,” Bun B said, after stating right up front that “a lot of people who are in the top 10 had ghostwriters as well.”
He continued saying, “There will be very few artists who will ever be as impactful as Drake is. Game-changing.” He also praised his sense of versatility, calling his approach to reinvention one of his strongest assets. “Most artists are either/or, they’re fiery lyrically or very heavy on wordplay, or they’re a laid-back player style,” he added. “It was interesting how he can go back and forth not just through a project, but in the midst of a single verse.”
The rapper then recalled his feature on the album, where he worked alongside #LilWayne on the track “Uptown.” “I actually recorded [“Uptown”] before I even met him. The song came to me through [Young Empire Music Group CEO] Jas Prince,” he said. “He had been asking me for weeks. I had known him for several years growing up, and he never asked me for anything. He was like, ‘I need you on this project I’m working on.’ I was like, ‘Alright, cool.’”
Reciprocating the love, Drake referred to Bun B as a legend in his celebratory So Far Gone post on Instagram. Other emcees, like J. Cole, also shared his appreciation for the album. “So Far Gone super classic forever,” wrote Cole.
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