Charlamagne Tha God made his feelings towards Drake’s upcoming album clear when speaking about it on his podcast recently.
In October, Drake announced that his sixth studio album, Certified Lover Boy, will drop at some point in January. This prompted mixed feelings from the Hip Hop community, some even feeling that previous projects weren’t hitting the mark. As a result, it leaves the Toronto native anticipating hate towards Certified Lover Boy when he releases it.
Speaking on his podcast, The Brilliant Idiots, Charlamagne Tha God gave his take on how he views Drake’s career. When answering if he was looking forward to Drake’s new album, Charlamagne Tha God thought for a second before replying with a bold “No.”
Dissecting the reasoning behind his answer, he said: “Drake has given us so much music that I don’t know if he has another gear. We know Kendrick has another gear. He shows us that with every project. Drake has given us so much. I don’t know if he has another gear so, therefore, I’m not looking forward to anything.”
Bursting onto the scene in 2010 with his debut album, Thank me Later, Drake found himself thrust into superstardom. The years that followed saw Drake top the charts with hit after hit winning multiple awards along the way. However, with his last few projects receiving lukewarm reviews, some, including Charlamagne Tha God, believe that era of dominance by the Canadian rapper is over.
Co-hosting Power 105.1’s radio show, The Breakfast Club, Charlamagne Tha God has interviewed many personalities including former President Barack Obama. Not one to avoid the big talking points, he said: “Are we still in the Drake era? Or is radio such a prehistoric form of media that it hasn’t changed the temperature to what’s actually going on out here in these streets? It still feels like we’re in a Drake era. I don’t think we’re in a Drake era. I don’t think we’ve been in a Drake era for the past three or four years.”