Drake’s “Certified Boyfriend Boy” just right now Biggest debut week of the year, a testament to his immense staying power over a decade into his career. But the album also reflects a slump in the Drake industrial complex: He’s back on sonic innovation, and his story tropes are becoming familiar.
Is Drake’s Age Nearing Its Finale? He has been the most influential pop star – of any genre – over the past decade, but his ideas have been widely circulated and copied.
On this week’s Popcast, talks about Drake’s habits and tics, his relationship to social media, and the long arc of the era he’s created — and whether it will ever really end.
Charles Holmes, a writer and podcaster at The Ringer
Jeff Ihaza, Senior Editor at Rolling Stone