Irv Gotti certainly has high regards for Drake.
In an interview with the Drink Champs podcast, the Murder Inc boss referred to the 6 God as a genius, and he said that Drizzy’s number’s would’ve actually been even higher than they already are if he was an artist in the late 90s and early 2000s.
“If Drake was in my era, Drake would be selling 15 million to 20 million a clip, do you realize this? So right now, he sells three, four [million]. If he was in my era, he’d be selling 15 to 20. Once he does something outside the music genre, he’s going to see how colossal he is,” said Irv.
Drake’s one of the few Hip Hop artists of today that is selling millions of albums.
Irv went on to compare Drake to another megastar rapper that came before him.
“Drizzy for sure is a genius. Dare I say, he’s our Eminem of today,” he said.
Em’s ‘The Marshall Mathers’ album and ‘The Eminem Show’ have both been certified diamond.
Most would also put Drake down as one of the most successful rappers of this generation hands down.
A few years ago, Eminem even spoke on how he appreciated Drake, so Irv may not be too far off.
Em told The New York Times,
“I try to stay up on everything that’s out. I love Wayne, Drake, Big Sean, Schoolboy Q. I love Kendrick. I just try to pay attention to what’s out. Wayne puts out a new song, and my ears perk up. There are certain artists that make me do that just because of the caliber that they rhyme at — it’s like candy to me. Kendrick, the way he puts albums together — front to back, they’re like pieces of art. But hip-hop needs Drake, too. Hip Hop needs Big Sean. I feel like Hip Hop is in a good place right now. There’s this balance of things going on, and it feels like some of the best rappers are the most successful. Sometimes that’s not the case,” said Eminem.
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