Drake BlackBerry freestyleIt might seem like common practice for rappers to be in the booth or at a rap station reciting raps off of their smartphones now, but in 2009 it was unheard of. Drizzy must have wanted to keep the continuity fluid since he rapped about losing his Blackberry with the sidescroll, because he came to Flex’s show with an upgraded phone full of new bars. The footage spawned endless spoofs, but also opened the door for MCs to do the same thing without being ridiculed. To be honest, it’d be cool if Drake had typed it out at the station and then spit it right there; better than just reciting an old written from memory. Nonetheless, it was one of those “too Drake to be fake” kind of moments where his corniness blended perfectly with his swagger and created a buzzworthy moment when there was really nothing here to write home about.
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