Toronto rapper Drake has recently unveiled that he believes Childish Gambino’s 2018 hit song ‘This Is America’, is “overrated and over-awarded.” Currently on his ‘It’s All A Blur’ tour with 21 Savage, during their Chicago show, while Drake performed ‘Headlines’, an LED screen was erected to broadcast a series of this year’s headlines about the artist.
However, one of the messages read, “The overrated and over-awarded hit song ‘This Is America’ was originally a Drake diss record.” Aimed at Childish Gambino, Drake (real name Aubrey Graham) broadcast the headline to call-out the Camp lyricist’s nefarious intentions.
This follows Childish Gambino’s admission earlier this year that the record was initially meant to be a Drake diss track before he decided to make it about the dire state of American politics. In an interview with GQ in April, the Atlanta emcee (real name Donald Glover) unveiled, “[It] was a funny way of like doing [a Drake diss], but then I was like, ‘This shit sounds kind of hard, though.’ So I was like, ‘Let me play with it.'”
The American state of affairs in 2018 was abysmal, and, as such, Glover felt it would be more appropriate to address them as opposed to talking about Drake. In his conversation with GQ, Glover continued he wanted the song to “reflect the culture of 2018.”
He elaborated, “To me, culture is just compression of information, So I was like, ‘All of it just needs to be compressed into this moment.’ So what was happening needed to feel like it could only be happening right now.”
As he tours North America, Drake has simultaneously released a poetry collection entitled Titles Ruin Everything: A Stream of Consciousness by Kenza Samir and Aubrey Graham. However, Graham always wished to make an album accompanied by a text.
In a recent press release, the Canadian native explained, “I made an album to go with the book. They say they miss the old Drake girl don’t tempt me. FOR ALL THE DOGS.” Graham has not released any further information about this upcoming project, including its title and release date.