Kanye West vs. Drake
Match-Up: When G.O.O.D. Music’s Pusha T declared war on YMCMB head Lil Wayne, fans began gearing up for a full-blown rumble between the two powerful camps. But as mildly entertaining as it was to hear Common and Drake go at it, rap followers were really anticipating a showdown between the latter Canadian ladies’ man and global superstar provocateur Kanye West. After all, it was Yeezy who gave birth to the unfiltered Emo rhyme style that has propelled Drake to platinum headliner status. And there was some smoke to the fire. Was the Take Care lyricist throwing rocks at Ye and The Throne partner Jay-Z on the DJ Khaled single “I’m On One” (“Hate the rumors, hate your bullshit/Hate these fucking allegations, I’m just feeling like the throne is for the taking/Watch me take it…”)? Did Kanye answer back on The Throne’s “Otis” with his own crafty jab (“Niggas talking real reckless: stuntmen/I adopted these niggas, Phillip Drummond ‘em…”)? It was all speculation, but not at all far fetched.
Winner: A draw. Let’s just keep it ratchet. This battle would have been as soft as the Cottonelle variety.