In his program entitled The Fat Joe Show, the Terror Squad rapper referred to Drake as “the Michael Jackson of that era”.
If for many people no artist can boast of being the equal of the King of Pop, at 49, Fat Joe does not hear it that way. Accompanied by Rick Ross in his show broadcast live on Instagram, the Mc from the Bronx did not hide being in awe of Drake’s success, even going so far as to compare him to Michael Jackson. “All the songs he releases rank No.1. He’s the Michael Jackson of this generation”He told Rozay. The comparison may be considered excessive given that the King og Pop, who died in June 2009, is considered by many to be the greatest artist the world has ever known. However, this rapprochement between the 2 artists is not completely meaningless given the sales and the place the Toronto rapper holds in the charts. In addition to being the most listened to artist on Spotify for the last decade, the performer of God’s Plan can boast that she now has more Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 entries than Madonna and Michael Jackson, after the success of her latest tracks, such as Popstar and Greece featuring with Dj Khaled.
A major inspiration
King of North American hip-hop and contemporary music as a whole, Drake has often paid tribute to Michael Jackson, whom he considers to be the “greatest entertainer in history”. The Canadian had struck a blow, in 2018, by sampling a demo of the one we also nicknamed Bambi to create a feat with the star sure his piece Don’t Matter To Me, extract from his album Scorpio, certified platinum record and winner of the title of Best Rap Album at the Billboard Music Awards in 2019. In another register, Chris Brown has also often been compared to Michael Jackson, who has also often claimed the influence of the singer of Thriller.
Drake feat. Michael Jackson – Don’t Matter To Me :