Culture vulture, 'Fake Drake' again disses Popcaan with no feature on 'More Life' album

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By Yasmine Peru

Culture vultures at it again?

When Mr Vegas called out Drake last year for his fake friendship with Popcaan, dancehall swooped down on Vegas and made it look as if MV was doing something wrong.

Well, these same fans of Popcaan are beginning to realise that there is indeed something fake about the friendship with Drake. Drake took the Popcaan collab, 'Controlla' off his Views album last year and then, to add insult to injury, Drake releases a new dancehalll flavoured album - down to the title 'More Life' -- and again Poppy, his friend for life, doesn't get a feature.

Instead, Drake, who always professes to be a fan of dancehall and Popcaan - 'OVO/Unruly the same thing" Drake has said many a time -- has a slew of other acts on the album. BUT NOT ONE AUTHENTIC DANCEHALL ARTISTE?!

Wow!! Really sick and tired of the culture vultures and Drake seems to be a prime example of one. And, listen up, this whole thing didn't start with his association with Unruly, Drake is known for this kind of behaviour.

Below are a few comments from a Reddit thread dating back to 2015 regarding Drake being a culture vulture:

[-]swagmaster9006 11 points 1 year ago

Drake is a self-serving asshole that plays the music/celebrity game very shrewdly, is how I think of him

He does write songs that the everyman can relate to, but I think that's less of him being a relatable everyman at heart whose music is true to his experience, and more him capitalizing on the everyman's experience by writing (admittedly pretty catchy and relatable, in a calculated sort of way) music about it.

This is the part that really sums up the Drake/Popcaan relationship..and this was before there was a OVO/Unruly link up: "Likewise, he latches on to underground artists not because he is selflessly bigging up their work and boosting their careers, but because his image gets a boost from it and he doesn't have to come up with his own idea. I understand that everyone does some of that and it is undeniably a career boost for the artists he chooses to work with, but again he is capitalizing on their ideas."

Well said Swagmaster.

Read the rest of the thread to see where this culture vulture thing with Fake Drake had its genesis: "[-]c941 year ago

"Itt doesn't sit right with me or others when a big artist takes ideas from another emerging artist and doesn't credit them. DRAM deserves something from Drake, without him there'd be no Hotline Bing. He needs to give back to the people that he takes from and feed his stardom.

[-]swagmaster9006 1 year ago

"You know, like in Jamaica, you'll have a riddim and it's like, everyone has to do a song on that," Drake said. "Imagine that in rap, or imagine that in R&B. Imagine if we got one beat and every single person--me, this guy, this guy, all these guys--had to do a song on that one beat. So sometimes I'll pick a beat that's a bit, like, sunnier, I guess is the word you used, than usual, and I just try my hand at it. And that's kind of what 'Hotline Bling' was. And I loved it. It's cool. I've been excited by that sort of creative process." (Quote from Drake)

I would be more down with this logic if Drake was commissioning his own beats and sharing them with other people as well as taking them but I only see Drake taking... this does not fly with me

[-]c94 1 year ago

Yeah, that's where the idea of Drake being a 'Culture Vulture' thing is coming from. He is benefiting from others' work and ideas without giving back."

Well, in closig, we can only echo what one Popcaan fans stated: "JUSTICE FOR POPPY!