Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time for round 2 of our Hip-Hop Dream battle. The first round face-off was between Jay-Z (Jameel’s pick) and Kanye West (my pick, Low Key) in which surprisingly, King Hov beat Ye by only a mere 51 percent to 49 percent.
Today, we have YMCMB’s, Drake (Jameel’s pick) going up against TDE leader, Kendrick Lamar (my pick). These two aren’t even half way into their careers but have obtained a ridiculous cult like following since stepping foot on to the scene.
DRAKE: THE RENAISSANCE MAN
Meel: There is no way you shouldn’t be able to relate to Drake’s music. Whatever he touches turns to gold. He will be around for a long time because of his ability to write R&B, sing and rap. We haven’t really seen a triple threat like that in hip-hop. He is a very consistent artist and just getting started. After Jay-Z and Kanye, this guy is 3rd!
KENDRICK LAMAR: THE UNDERDOG
Low Key: Lately, there’s been a serious surge in “lyrics” over poppy radio and club singles. Some believe (including myself) that this movement is being led by Compton’s own, Kendrick Lamar. He’s been slowly chipping away at the mainstream’s attention whilst eating the underground alive. Not for nothing, this underdog is quickly becoming the main attraction!