Originally posted on Rap Radar:
With the release of one of the best albums of the past year with Take Care, Drizzy comes in as the runner-up on this year’s list.
Drake’s dominance is well-documented, from SoundScan success to extraordinarily extensive radio play. As an artist, the Young Money standout blends R&B melody and alternative sensibilities with an MC’s bravado. While still spitting bars with some of the game’s most highly regarded lyricists, his emotive writing style made it acceptable for rappers to dish out their feelings (though Common might disagree).