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Tory Lanez and Drake have a history of petty beef that now stretches back years, seemingly trading subliminal shot after subliminal shot without ever putting a name to their punchlines. Lanez said he would smack, "some actor ***** boy," prompting Drake to hit back with "All you boys in the new Toronto want to be me a little" lines on "Summer Sixteen," setting up Lanez for yet another response on "Line Up."

There are a few more tweets and comments piled on top of that lean beef burger, but you get the point. A lot of talk but when asked directly, Lanez has insisted that he's only coming for Drake's spot in the spirit of hip-hop competition. Well if that's true, Lanez has recently decided that the best way to compete with Drake is to sound exactly like him.

First, he dropped a remix to "Controlla," which for anyone else would be standard issue - the point of a remix is to reap the exposure of an already hugely popular song - but remixing a song from someone you'd publicly taken shots at seemed oddly passive aggressive. Even the remix' art work seemed to suggest something about riding waves, or extinguishing them.

But fine, one remix does not a statement make. And then I heard his new joint, "August 19th," which could only be described by any rational, objective hip-hop lover as a remix of a Drake song like "Tuscan Leather" without the title and a different beat.

Drake certainly doesn't own the exclusive trademark over five minute hook-less songs over soul-sample beats about both your greatness and the forces conspiring against that greatness, but come on now. If you had told me these were Drake lyrics I would have believed you in a heartbeat. Or maybe they're just using the same ghostwriter:

I have far too much confidence in Lanez' musical intelligence to assume this is coincidence. He clearly seems to be pursuing some sort of "Do Drake's music better than Drake" plan, and if that's true its a short-sighted strategy. Success is the sweetest revenge, but long-lasting success only comes for those married to originality. Here's to hoping Lanez' next release is one that only exactly and precisely sounds like Tory Lanez.

http://djbooth.net/news/entry/2016-07-15-tory-lanez-making-drakes-music
 

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Dude just got to humble himself. ***** ain't even dropped an album yet just one hit single that came and went. After he drop he can talk
 

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Tory is just positioning himself for a short lived career. You cannot hope to surpass someone in anything if you ride their wave and style. It just doesnt make sense.
 

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idk why u guys care so much about tory lanez hes so irrelevant when compared to drake just let it go
 

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ASAPROCKYBRAIDS said:
Tory is just positioning himself for a short lived career. You cannot hope to surpass someone in anything if you ride their wave and style. It just doesnt make sense.
hes been in the game since 2009
 

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ASAPROCKYBRAIDS said:
Tory is just positioning himself for a short lived career. You cannot hope to surpass someone in anything if you ride their wave and style. It just doesnt make sense.
We will see. BUt dude has pretty strong fan base and good work ethic. We see if that helps him in the future.
 

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Wasteman said:
idk why u guys care so much about tory lanez hes so irrelevant when compared to drake just let it go
I posted article because this is the opinion a lot of people have. Nothing to do with relevancy.
 

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pjohn10000 said:
We will see. BUt dude has pretty strong fan base and good work ethic. We see if that helps him in the future.
for real tho. There has NEVER been a case in hiphop where a new guy comes in sounding like an established artist and the new guy has a long career
 

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ASAPROCKYBRAIDS said:
for real tho. There has NEVER been a case in hiphop where a new guy comes in sounding like an established artist and the new guy has a long career
I dont know if you are being sarcastic. Nut tory definitely is no drake. Ain't no comparison. Drake went gold of his first ep independent. Tory's album probably selling like 25k if not less
 

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Nexizimas said:
Tory will never get the top spot

Tory at mlst will reach 2009 level Drake
2009 Drake is really big. Had forever with Kanye & Eminem. Don't see him getting there ever. ***** should stay behind the scenes and write for others
 
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