Drake Addresses “Culture Vulture” Tag, Triggers Wiley

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Drake is known for co-opting various styles, so inevitably he got slapped with a culture vulture tag, by some—in particular UK grime artist Wiley. This was among the topics the Toronto rapper addressed during a recent sit down with BBC Radio 1’s 1Xtra Rap Show.

Speaking to DJ Tiffany Calver, the 6 God dismissed any culture vulture rhetoric as a manifestation of haters.

“I hate that people think that me being into music from these kids that are trying to like make it and trying to build a name for themselves is like, ‘Oh, that’s some culture vulture,” he said. “What does that even mean? I don’t understand. Would you rather me not acknowledge anything or support? That’s some real confused like…hater sh*t.”

While Drake has been known for liberally hopping on the waves of, for example, the trap rap styles of the Migos or grime aesthetics of Skepta, he does give the originators their props.

He added, “I see it a lot. I’ll never understand how supporting somebody’s song or even going a step further giving somebody a song or linking so, I’ll never understand how that’s not viewed as something admirable.”

Drake then added that it was Wiley’s comments that got under his skin. In turn, Wiley took to social media to respond, and he feels a ways.

 

We’d bet good money this gets squashed sooner rather than later. Listen to a portion of the BBC Radio 1 interview below.

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This meant the usual screams of “cultural appropriation” from Twitter, along with “we’ve seen everything before” when it comes to the basically naked photos.

So while she just welcomed her third kid and Yeezy is trying to get his mind right, this is what 37-year-old Kim K does to pass the time. Is anyone surprised?

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Lyor Cohen Responds To Dame Dash Calling Him A “Culture Vulture”

(AllHipHop News) Last year Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder Dame Dash was on a personal mission to call out individuals in the music business he believed to be “culture vultures.” Dame’s list of people he accused of using Hip Hop simply for profit included Lyor Cohen, the former head of Def Jam Recordings.

[ALSO READ: Dame Dash: Lyor Cohen Stop Trying To Rape My Culture (VIDEO)]

“I want him to stop trying to rape my culture. Go make some money with some other people,” Dame said at the time. “Stop having your agenda be Hip Hop.”

The business mogul also claimed Cohen was the cause of the fall of Roc-A-Fella. Dame challenged the media to question him and other label heads such as Kevin Liles, Julie Greenwald, and Todd Moscowitz about their roles in changing Hip Hop.

The longtime industry insider has finally given a rare interview. Cohen was a guest on the Rap Radar podcast, and the current 300 Entertainment (Fetty Wap, Young Thug) executive addressed Dame referring to him as a “culture vulture.”

Cohen said:

It actually doesn’t bother me. It would bother me if it came from a credible source. If it’s a credible source, then we can have a conversation and actually have a discussion. If someone thinks something about me that I may have done to offend them or hurt them or do something they misunderstand, then we’ll have a dialogue. We’ll communicate and get to an understanding and move on, or not. But I can’t give any light to that. It’s a clown right now.

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