Does Canadian rapper Drake owe his globetrotting rap career to Atlanta native Soulja Boy? That’s what Soulja–who also now goes by the name Young Drako–suggested in a Breakfast Club interview that quickly broke the Black Internet.
Soulja said Drake ripped off his song and his flow before catapulting to worldwide fame.
“Stop playing with me like I ain’t teach Drake everything he knows,” Soulja said. “Y’all ain’t heard Drake on his first song ‘Miss Me?’”, Soulja said then quickly rapped a hook from the song, which is featured on Drake’s 2010 debut You Can Thank Me Later.
Charlamagne seemed convinced. And so did more than a few Twitter users.
Undeniable proof Soulja Boy put Drake on 😨 He really the 🐐 fr pic.twitter.com/xtTEb1eFSn— BLACK SPORTSCENTER (@VersaceBoyEnt) January 16, 2019
Soulja Boy rapped to the Versace beat in 2012. 2 years before Migos and Drake hopped on. A pioneer. pic.twitter.com/iVDRmmiQpl— 🎹 (@Dr_Sweets23) January 16, 2019
Drake’s credibility has long been questioned in some Hip Hop circles. Drake rose to prominence as a protege of superstar rapper Lil Wayne and seemingly overnight transformed from a nerdy kid who played “Wheelchair Jimmy” on Canadian television to a thugged out rap phenom.
Meanwhile, Soulja Boy’s Breakfast Club interview, in which he also had a few things to say about Kanye West and others, garnered over 3 million hits on YouTube, earning the segment the distinction of being one of the most watched videos in the nationally syndicated radio show’s history.
It also became a top trending topic on social media.