Many artists in the rap community came to Drake’s defense, giving their opinion of the dance-leaning album in the process. One staunch supporter was J. Cole, who had rave reviews of the effort after his first listen on Friday. The OVO king even shouted Cole out on the 21 Savage-assisted “Jimmy Cooks.”
“Man. This album is phenomenal. Point blank,” Cole wrote on his Instagram Story with a photo of him playing album cut “Liability.”
Questlove appreciated Drizzy taking a creative risk and even went as far as calling the album a “gift” to the world while dissing those that won’t be on the dance floor as haters.
“My relationship to new hip hop is mostly on a ‘how can this serve me & my dj gigs?’ & less about me listening as a fan,” he stated. “That said this @Drakejawn is a gift. Only people not wit the program are people who don’t move their bodies. That ain’t sexy yo.”
My relationship to new hip hop is mostly on a “how can this serve me & my dj gigs?” & less about me listening as a fan. That said this @Drake jawn is a gift. Only people not wit the program are people who don’t move their bodies. That ain’t sexy yo 🤷🏾♂️
The cultural impact that Jersey club/Baltimore club music has on the world is crazy right now. I don’t wanna hear nobody talking about club music not shaking up the game after this . Now all imma say is Support the ones that been publicly doing this for years! #HonestyNVM