What is it about Drake that makes him such a big target for Internet fodder? In 2013, some of the best hip-hop memes came at the expense of the Toronto rapper, but at least Drizzy understands that it’s all in good fun.
Fans have long taunted Drake for his “emotional songs,” among other things, and on tracks like “Lord Knows,” you can actually hear him address some of the criticism, while re-affirming that, jokes aside, he’s still at the top of his game. “I know all of the things that I hear they be poking fun at, never the flow though–they know I run that.” Truth. With that said, we’d like to give a shout out to Drake for unintentionally providing us with some laughs this year.
Dada Reigns Supreme
Back in May, Drake joined DJ Khaled, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross and company to film a music video for “No New Friends” and when an image from the set leaked, the Internet went completely B-A-N-A-N-A-S. The photo showed Drake in a hilarious pose wearing Dada Supreme — a clothing brand which was only very briefly (and barely) popular in the 90s.
Words couldn’t say enough, so superimposed images of Drizzy in his Dada outfit made their way into endless hilarious situations: dancing alongside Michael Jackson in the “Thriller” video and walking alongside the Beatles on their Abbey Road album cover, to name a few. Later it turned out that the entire video was set in the ’90s, but it was too late, the damage had already been done.
Nothing Was The Same…
Especially after Drake revealed the cover of his third solo album. The YMCMB rapper put great care into the image, enlisting artist Kadir Nelson to paint portraits of him as a child and as an adult that would look back at each other. But it wasn’t long before Twitter and Instagram got started with jokes that baby Drake on the cover resembled Jay Z and Beyoncé’s daughter Blue Ivy, and once again the Photoshopped images started pouring in. Our favorite was Homer Simpson aka “Homeezy” as adult Drake. Who looked better?
We have Brody Ryan to thank for this one. Ryan became a viral superstar after a woman he was (unsuccessfully) courting shared the personal video he sent to her…with the world. In the clip, soundtracked by Drake’s “Hold On We’re Going Home” Ryan, er, seductively poses with his hand over his face setting off a firestorm of