A Crossover Hit – Things Hip-Hop Can’t Live Without
The music business definitely isn't what it used to be even 15 years ago. Some albums that shipped platinum in the 1990s probably wouldn't even move numbers these days. In a sea of rappers, there are only a few who are consistently making it to the top of the charts and those artists are the ones who've succeeded in making the crossover hit -- a track that resonates from hip-hop radio to the Top 40.
Drake is always good for a few of these, breaking through boundaries since the inception of his career. His mere existence as a part of rap's upper echelon in the new millennium was an unexpected feat for a Canadian child actor who hadn't been heard by the masses until 2009.