DJ Premier Backs Up His Statement That Drake Brought Back Lyricism To Rap
Published on November 17, 2010
"For a 22-year-old man, he brought lyricism back. When [Gang Starr's] Step In The Arena came out, I was 22-years-old. And I just thought about it, I was like, Damn, I was a youngster. I wasn't 30, 31. I was 22 and coming with heat. And that's why I like that he's bringing stuff back. J. Cole, I like that he's bringing lyrics back." - DJ Premier
I sent out the above quote from my Twitter not understanding what would happen next. The rage, the venom and the blatant disrespect rose up like the zombies in "The Walking Dead." Without question, the veteran producer had never seem such a backlash. So, it was imperative that a follow up explanation come from the Gangstar beat master. Here it is.