Stormzy looks at the good and the bad of Drake dabbling into the UK Sound.
“I think it helps because Drake is undeniably a fuckin’ massive, mahoosive, gargantuan artist, do you know what I mean? And an incredible artist, as well. Having a big incredible artist pay homage or pay recognition to a style or a genre is undeniably a good thing, a positive,” he said. Stormzy explained that he’s also not very in tune with American’s outlook on UK culture so he’s not the most familiar with how people outside of the UK’s perception of Drake’s grime/drill flow.
“The undeniability of it, of course, is [Drake] brings exposure and that brings a light to a situation that no one — listen, what Drake has done, in terms of having eyes locked in on culture is undeniable. That can’t happen without — that’s a massive light onto what we do,” he said. “You get your purists who are never going to like that idea of a massive artist gettin’ involved with a niche thing.”
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