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Drake is considered to be one of the most famous rappers. He has been creating music since 2006. The first album that gained him popularity in the media was Thank Me Later, which was released in 2010. 

Drake has always considered himself to be a rapper and an artist, and some people claim he is the best to ever do it. He has consistently released a new album each year since 2013 and has released 139 songs since he started his career as a musician. 

Personally, I was never a fan of Drake until a few years ago. I did not understand the hype around his music and why all of my friends were obsessed with listening to him. Now, he is my favorite artist, and I listen to his music every day. I started listening to his albums a few years ago, and I get so excited each year when he releases a new album. 

His most recent album, Certified Lover Boy, was released on Sept. 3, 2021. This album broke the Spotify charts for the most-streamed album in a single day, beating his previous album Scorpion, which was released in 2018. Drake is officially a record holder for this accomplishment, and he has dominated the charts for a whole decade. 

I have a lot of favorite albums and songs from Drake, but Certified Lover Boy has been my favorite album he’s released so far. Some of my favorite songs from this album include “TSU,” “Fair Trade,” “Champagne Poetry,” “N 2 Deep,” and “IMY2.” I highly recommend listening to this album if you haven’t already! 

Drake is such a well-known popular artist because he is a strong songwriter, and he loves to get emotional in his songs. People have been critical of him because of this, but the emotion and introspectiveness in his songs make him more relatable to his audience and streamers. 

Part of what makes his music appealing is that he finds trendy sounds and beats that people will like. People never know what to expect from him whenever he releases a new album because he has bounced around with his type of music, such as R&B and club/dance music. The mystery behind what type of new songs he releases makes him even more appealing to the public. 

Some people think Drake is overrated because they find his music repetitive and predictable. This could be because he releases a new album each year with so many songs, and it can make people think his music is repetitive. 

In my opinion, Drake is not overrated. He is extremely talented and dedicated to releasing a new album annually since 2013. Not many artists do this. 

If you are not a fan of Drake or have not listened to his music, I highly recommend doing so. I was not a fan of his music at first but gained an appreciation for him over time. His many addictive songs deserve more credit. 

Paige Sanders

Cal Lutheran '24

Hi! My name is Paige Sanders and I am from Stillwater, Minnesota. I am majoring in communications with an emphasis in public relations and a minor in environmental studies. I love going to the beach, shopping, and hanging out with friends. I also love taking pictures and writing.
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