Last night Earl Sweatshirt, noted Kodak Black fan, took to Twitter to talk about whether or not Drake is a culture vulture. He said he’s worried the Florida rapper will be the latest victim of Drake’s vicious wave-riding, and explained himself in a couple tweets afterward.
It’s a complicated affair, especially in the aftermath of the conflict with “Hotline Bling” and D.R.A.M.’s “Cha Cha.” On the one hand, people see Drake attaching himself to already-hot singles as a way to make himself look better. On the other hand, platforms like OVO Sound Radio, where Drake has played Kodak Black, gives smaller artists an opportunity to be heard by a much larger audience.
So what is the line between paying homage and wave-riding? Read Earl’s thoughts below and then let us know what you think in the comments.