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keith sweat

Drake’s newest song compares him to one Mr. Sweat

“I’m the light skinned Keith Sweat”, proclaims a triumphant Drake in almost a chuckling voice in a verse on his latest song, “All Me”, which features his good friends 2 Chainz & Big Sean. Its a hilarious comparison to make, but Drake is no stranger to referencing classic R&B crooners–see: Jon B sample in the first half of Take Care’s “Cameras/Good Ones Go”–and Keith Sweat responded to the lyric positively, saying he’s “flattered” by the bar, as per a conversation he had with Complex Magazine earlier this morning.

Out of all the R&B artists that have come out, I think my name has been used most in hip-hop songs. It’s real flattering to know that someone who is on the top of their game will still acknowledge my music and what I’ve done. I’m a big fan of hip-hop anyway, I’m most definitely a fan of Drake, he’s at the top of his game, you can’t be mad at him. His music is melodic as well as edgy.
-Keith Sweat

He could’ve always gone the Diggy Simmons or Canibus route. Thankfully, he didn’t.

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-Khari Nixon (@KingVanGogh)