Yasiin Bey Says Drake Is ‘Pop’

During a recent interview, Yasiin Bey, formerly known as Mos Def, shared his opinion of Drake and whether he considers Drake’s music ‘hip-hop.’ Yasiin Bey said, “Drake is pop to me. In the sense that if I were in Target in Houston and I heard a Drake song, it feels like a lot of his music is compatible with shopping. Or shopping with an edge, in certain instances.” He continued, “Are we not in some early stage of that at this present hour? Buying and selling—where’s the message that I can use? What’s in it for your audience?”

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