Saturday, 18 December 2010
TOP 10 ARTISTS OF 2010: #2 DRAKE
GQ's man of the year just missed the top spot on 'AMP's & 808's', 'Artist Of The Year' countdown. Not only did Toronto MC put Canadian rap on the map he put himself higher than the CN tower in hip-hops elite. The Young Money star cashed in on Lil' Waynes investment showing he was more than just buzz. After a series of mixtapes and EP's and a highly anticipated, long delayed debut album Drake showed he was worth the wait. We were grateful for 'Thank Me Later' one of the all round best hip-hop albums in years. Like T.I., Jay-Z and his own swagger rolled into one Drake gave us big record ('Up All Night') after big record ('Show Me A Good Time'), style ('Fancy') and substance ('Find Your Love'). On a flawless, classic Drake rapped and sang his way to the top. Plus he also became the most sought after, prolific guest artist of the year featuring on records from everyone like his mentor Lil' Wayne and most recentely Tank. Drake this year armed himself with a wide artillery of tracks from 'The Resistance' to '9AM In Dallas' and with a concept mixtape and another album in the works Drake aint playing. He's far from 'Over'. TIM DAVID HARVEY.