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Logic “Fucks With Drake" for Opening Doors, Says “People Are Scared to Show Love"

Unlike many of his peers, Logic has never been afraid to praise other rappers.

Unlike many of his peers, Logic has never been afraid to praise other rappers.

Last year, he credited Wale for opening the door for fellow DMV emcees, and today, in a series of tweets, the Def Jam emcee propped up Drake for doing the same.

Setting aside Logic's unintentionally misogynistic and incorrect use of the expression "bitch made," it's hard to disagree with anything he wrote. Despite a slew of biting accusations, Drake has always opened doors for younger artists, a lot of people are afraid to shower others with praise—we discussed why this doesn't happen more frequently in publishing earlier this month—and Drake's approach to music over the past seven years has undoubtedly influenced a countless number of artists. 

While Kanye's 808s & Heartbreak might be the modern day rapper blueprint for displaying core vulnerability, without question, Drake popularized this approach on a mainstream level. Logic doesn't make music similar to Drake, but he is completely changing the way we define artistic success in 2017, a race that Drake has been leading since the music industry entered the peak streaming era.

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On a much deeper level, Logic, like Drake, is a biracial rapper, which he has never shied away from acknowledging and plans to address in greater detail on his next full-length album. 

To date, Logic has never worked together with Drake, but that has never stopped him from showing Toronto's golden child with love. Last year, he defended Drizzy in the midst of his ghostwriting scandal, saying "everyone uses writers." In a 2015 interview with Genius, Logic explained his 2Pac/Drake comparison on "City of Stars," stating that while 2Pac can't be directly compared to Drake, they are really not that different.

The observation sounds like crazy talk, but Logic's commentary is spot on:

Logic isn't the first rapper from either the new school or old school to throw flowers at Drake's OVO Jordans. 21 Savage previously stated that his relationship with Drake goes "deeper than rap," Nas confirmed hip-hop is, in fact, not dead, in part, because of Drake's efforts, and just last week, after wrapping up a series of openings on Drake's Boy Meets World Tour, Young Thug praised the 6 God, writing on Instagram that he's, "nothing like these other rappers."



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