We already knew Drake is a talented wordsmith in his own right with a talent for hooks and a master at the art of subliminal diss lines. Now, someone has come along and given us a whole new way to look at Drake. David F Brand translated Drake’s “Hotline Bling” into Shakespearean-style meter or more appropriately titled, Drakespeare. The end result is nothing short of incredible.
Read the full rap poem below as you contemplate what a time it is to be alive. We can already picture Drake lighting some candles, cuddling in his OVO sheets, and smiling as he reads this the whole way through. You already know that this is better than some of those other interpretations like that Gospel version of “Hotline Bling” nobody asked for. Read “When Thy Messenger Alights” below and be sure to check out David’s website where he has Shakespeare translations of Ice Cube’s “It Was a Good Day,” Notorious B.I.G.’s “Juicy,” and Slick Rick’s “Children’s Story.” here.