From Drake’s 2016 Views album and on he’s taken a lot of dancehall influences and has even worked with artists such as Popcaan to give him that voice. His first number #1 Billboard as the main artist, “One Dance,” was a heavily Jamaican influenced song. Some people see Drake as a “culture vulture” and have various theories of who he is as a person or his intentions behind doing so when he makes songs with these cultures outside of what is percieved as his lane. Sean Paul is the latest person to voice in on what he thinks Drake should’ve did to help Jamaican culture when using their influence.
On an interview with Metro UK, Sean Paul says:
“I think at the time when [‘One Dance’] was popping off, it would have been good for him to actually put accolades towards the whole culture,” he said. “He’s friendly with a few people in the business in Jamaica and that’s good, I love it. But if he had given more accolades when he was actually making it and said, ‘this is the music I love,’ it would have been cool.”
Do you think Sean Paul is right? Drake has yet to respond to this or to most real criticisms of him taking other countries’ influences in his music.