Drake is being interviewed today by Katie Couric, on Ustream. She’s the same lady that interviewed Dwayne Carter when he spit such timeless jewels as, he’s “a gangsta,” & how book-learning does nothing for him, even though he’s college educated, or something to that effect. At the time when Wayne did that interview, he was at the height his success. Or so that’s how it seemed at the time. Even the hate-mongers & negative nellies (no relation to the rapper) had to admit that his Carter III album was a tremendous success. Personally, I buy bootlegs, but I still bought it, if that counts for anything. I wouldn’t say it was stellar or extraordinary, but I don’t often use those types of words to describe much, anyway. I listened to it more than once, though.
So now, on what I can only assume is the network’s attempt to rekindle the same scenario
of rappers embarrassing themselves more than normal, Drake, Lil Wayne’s main weed carrying artist, is scheduled to follow in his bossman’s footsteps. Will he say dumb things, as well? Absolutely. That’s his main job requirement. Plus, he undoubtedly has some stuff to get off of his little beige chest, & where else to do it but God knows how many floors above the city? Where NO rappers can get to him? & by the time they can, he would’ve had at least a week’s head start on any necessary back-peddling & sneak-apologizing, if you smell my cologne. I’m not sure if being half-jewish plays any part in his career movements, but kudos to him for thinking 2 steps ahead on a consistent basis.
Thing is, though, why Drake? No shots whatsoever, & perhaps if I were gay or vaginal or a teenager I’d have a differing opinion, but there’s a veritable ton of Black guys worthy of air time, who do way more than dance jigs & make songs about ‘tang &
young money. She could’ve interviewed my dad, to learn how he raised 2 sons in Los Angeles who’ve never been in a gang, shot, or arrested. Surely that’s more interesting than talk of Hip Hop beef or whether or not Drake would rather play Barack Obama or Will Smith in biopic. At least, to me it would. But like I said, most of his fans want to have his baby(s), even though they’re probably “babies” themselves. Nonetheless, I’d imagine that Katie Couric would be on some Larry King meets Sally Jesse Raphael shit by now, as opposed to Access Hollywood cutting-room throwaways. No dice, though. She’s hanging with young, rich Black kids, as if they have something else to say than what’s already being said on the radio. Daily. If she weren’t wealthy herself, that would be considered suspicious behavior.
Don’t get me wrong; Drake being on television is nothing more than a live-action billboard for himself, & his label, & Birdman’s pocketbook, but really though, if he wasn’t on Ustream today, would that make or break him? No. & that’s why, if I were head bag holder in his crew, I would’ve told him, ever so politely, to watch his mouth. Not that he should care how people hear or what people think, but with great power comes great responsibility or whatever. Power is his, already, if he’s on tv. What he does with said power is on him, I’m just a writer.
I’m not going to start with the requisite “We Gotta Do Better” chant, because I have real things to waste energy on, like complaining about the rain & rolling [REDACTED]. However, I will say that the ambient stream of consciousness sure is getting dull these days.
I blame skinny jeans & cocaine.