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  • Drake reps Gen Y with emotional complexity
  • Drake reps Gen Y with emotional complexity
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Drake: making vulnerability cool

For decades, rappers had to seem tough to maintain respect. But Drake, one of today’s most influential pop icons, is the antithesis of macho, connecting with fans through emotional openness and providing younger generations with a figure whose identity is as multifaceted as their own.