Irv Gotti Says He’s Inspired To Find The Next DMX, Ja Rule, Jay-Z Following Drake’s ‘Honestly, Nevermind’ Release: “Drake’s New Album Isn’t Hip-Hop”

Irv Gotti Says He's Inspired To Find The Next DMX, Ja Rule, Jay-Z Following Drake's 'Honestly, Nevermind' Release: "Drake's New Album Isn't Hip-Hop"
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It’s barely been a full week since the release of Drake’s seventh studio album ‘Honestly Nevermind,’ not to mention the new house-driven “Break My Soul” single drop from Beyonce, and the chatter has yet to calm down as many in hip-hop are discussing what the creative move of these two mega stars means. 

While Drake’s album has been met with varying criticism and Bey’s track has garnered much praise, someone who decided to speak on the iffy response to Drizzy’s album, Irv Gotti explains why the project has persuaded him to find the next DMX. Recently speaking with TMZ, the former Murder Inc. honcho spoke on the future of the hip-hop genre because of Drake’s sudden switch up. Although Gotti expressed his respect for Drizzy personally but also stated, “Drake can do whatever he wants as an artist, right? But do you feel Drake is a hip-hop artist?” Irv continued, Drake’s new album is not hip-hop.” When asked if he believes Drake’s new effort could possibly be the fall of hip-hop/R&B, Irv expressed that he’s more inspired now to find the new DMX, Ja Rule, or even Jay-Z to carry the torch.

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