Creative Influence

Creative influence is capturing particular aspects of one field to put into another, being inspired. When poetic influence evolves two strong authentic poets. Creative influence can be viewed creative correction which can be misinterpreted.
Nice For What by Aubrey Graham (Drake) samples the well-known song Ex-factor by Lauryn Hill. Lauryn Hill on the bridge sings “Care for me, you said you’d care for me, there for me, said you’d be there for me, cry for me…”. The theme of the song is around missing your previous romantic partner whereas Drake’s Nice For What has the opposite theme, with lyrics like “Had a man last year life goes on”. Drake’s Creative correction was a misinterpretation of Ex-factor.

Bloom, H (1997), The anxiety of influence: a theory of poetry, 2nd edn, Oxford University Press, Ofxord.

Graham, Aubrey (2018) Nice For What, Young Money Entertainment, Universal Music Group.

Hill, Lauryn (1998) Ex-Factor, RPM Studios (NYC), Marley Music, Inc. (Kingston, Jamaica) and Chung King Studios (NYC).

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