As AllHipHop reports, Drake has a penchant for hopping on the stylistic train of other up-and-coming rappers. He teamed up with and emulated Future, remixed ILoveMakonnen, and allegedly ripped of D.R.A.M.'s "Cha Cha," culminating in a formidable list of instances when Drake's originality has been called into question. Adding to the cavalcade of artists accusing Drake of musical plagiarism, Earl Sweatshirt questioned Drake's authenticity after a video showing him dancing to Kodak Black's "SKRT", tweeting, "Drake found Kodak Black? smh welp."
This is not the first time Drake has copped someone else's style. In 2012, the Toronto native dropped a track titled "Enough Said" featuring the deceased singer Aaliyah's voice. He also attempted to executive produce a posthumous album without the help of longtime Aaliyah collaborators Timbaland and Missy Elliot. Fans were extremely displeased, and the album never materialized.
The rapper got himself into hot water again with Fetty Wap's song "My Way." With the unbelievable success of "Trap Queen," Paterson rapper Fetty Wap established himself as the "Rookie of the Year," and certainly gave fans the Song of The Summer. When the New Jersey resident followed that massive hit with "My Way," the song was originally listed as a Remy Boyz release with Fetty and Monty. However, Drake subsequently added his own verse after cutting Monty from the remix.
As Hotnewhiphop.com explains, according to a conversation with @AwfulSam, the 21-year-old Odd Future member had some more things to say about Drake.
— Vic (@Yungprecum) October 26, 2015
Sweatshirt has maintained a somewhat tranquil rap persona, rarely weighing in on beefs. However, he has always presented himself as a bastion of Hip-Hop wisdom, and has chastised fellow artists to live up to the standards of their fore-bearers.