“Some Of The Greatest Ever”: Drake Praises The Roots, MF DOOM & Phonte On Instagram

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"Some Of The Greatest Ever": Drake Praises The Roots, MF DOOM & Phonte On Instagram

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The Canadian rapper also acknowledged Slum Village, Dwele and Elzhi.

Drake took some time to pay respect to several artists he called “some of the greatest ever” on social media over the weekend.

READ: Phonte Reacts To The NY Times Crediting Drake For Singing Rappers: “I Refuse To Let You Motherf**kers Rewrite History”

As HipHopDX pointed out, on Sunday night Drake shared a series of posts highlighting a handful of artists including The Roots, MF DOOM, Phonte, Slum Village, Dwele, and Elzhi on Instagram Story.


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Drake via his IG story. // This is giving me Comeback Season vibes. “They tend to say that us rappers are materialistic. They say we lack substance. Me, ‘Te and El’ bout to prove em wrong though.”

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As seen in the tweet above, social media users have since reacted to Drake’s Instagram Story posts, wondering what a collaboration with these artists (particularly MF DOOM) would sound like.

Drake has collaborated with Phonte, Dwele, and Elzhi before. In 2007, all three artists appeared on his second mixtape, Comeback Season. Phonte had previously spoken on a viral troll tweet that compared him to Drake last year.

“He was just being funny,” Phonte said of the tweet. “But to the larger point, for our music to live on through artists like Drake, J. Cole, and Kendrick [Lamar], that’s crazy. People will try to put their expectations and issues onto you. People will say, man, that dude stole your style. You need to call him out. I just have to tell people constantly, look, I don’t want to be these ni**as. I’m good being me.”

H/T: HipHopDX

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