You might be surprised by Drake’s top streamed artist for 2022.
It is impossible to overestimate Drake’s influence on Hip-Hop during the past ten years. Drizzy has long been considered one of the official faces of rap, along with Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Nicki Minaj, and Future.
But many devoted Hip-Hop fans would recoil at any similarities made between him and legendary rappers like Tupac Shakur. Even though their musical tastes are virtually opposed, Drake nevertheless respects and admires the iconic West Coast musician.
The rapper from Her Loss has made numerous references to 2Pac during his career. I never cried when Pac passed away, but I’ll probably cry when Hov does, he rapped on the song “Fear.”
Drake explained that the lines were simply a reflection of his age, even though fans initially believed it was a diss. Since then, the Toronto-born artist has praised Pac numerous times, most notably on the songs “4 PM in Calabasas” from 2016 and “Bring It Back” from Trouble from 2017.
Additionally, Drizzy reportedly spent $600k in 2020 on a pair of Jesus pieces that were inspired by Tupac.
Drake’s Spotify Wrapped track confirms that he is a fan of 2Pac
The OVO CEO, according to HipHopDX, has once more shown interest in Tupac’s songs and legacy. Drake recently revealed a screenshot from his Spotify Wrapped year-end roundup in an Instagram story post. Unexpectedly, the tweet indicated that the rapper from All Eyez On Me was Drizzy’s most-heard artist of 2022.
According to his Spotify Wrapped results, 2Pac was the most popular artist this year. “You two were together for 246 minutes. This year, you were among the top 7% of 2Pac listeners.
Although listeners might not detect Pac’s influence in Honestly, Nevermind, or Her Loss, Drake has unquestionably continued this year thanks to Pac’s songs. For what it’s worth, Drizzy did praise Tupac’s rebelliousness back in 2011. He said the following during a conversation with The Boombox: