Did Drake listen to "Cole Summer" on repeat before recording "Draft Day"?
We all know Drake and J. Cole are homies who influence each other. But the similarities between “Draft Day” and “Cole Summer,” which J. Cole released on a late April 2013 night, border on mimicry. Just listen for yourself:
“I think I need to let it go” vs. “You know I had to do it for ya”
Lauryn Hill’s “Nothing Even Matters” sample vs. Lauryn HIll’s “Doo Wop (That Thing)” sample
Crushing on Tia and Tamara Mowry vs. Crushing on Jennifer Lawrence
Shade to Stargate vs. Shade to Chance The Rapper
Drake tweeted how impressed he was with Cole's record last year. Did he try to make his own version?
COLE SUMMER!!! Haaaaa. That's my brother man. Bars too real. Too ill.— Drizzy (@Drake) April 30, 2013