Pulling Rank

Toronto Life - - The Conversation -

Putting Drake on your cover has its re­wards—in­clud­ing 10 bil­lion retweets, likes and shares—par­tic­u­larly when you’re In­sta­grammed by Cham­pagne Papi him­self:

“My most im­por­tant mag­a­zine cover to date.”

—Drake, In­sta­gram

It also brings out the haters, par­tic­u­larly on Face­book:

“Why is Drake in­flu­en­tial? Rich rap­pers do not = in­flu­en­tial.”

—Barb Cor­bett, Face­book

“What has Drake done for the city of Toronto, other than act as a Rap­tors am­bas­sador, coin the phrase ‘the 6’ and dab­ble in the celebrity restau­rant busi­ness with Susur Lee?”

—Kitty Lo, Face­book

A good por­tion of re­sponses to our an­nual rank­ing com­plained not about who was in­cluded on our power list, but about who wasn’t.

“In one of the world’s most racially and cul­tur­ally di­verse cities, the new me­dia looks a lot like the old me­dia. All white. You just gotta laugh.” —Septem­bre An­der­son,


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