Poll: Is Drake The Most Important Artist In Hip-Hop Right Now?

He raps better than your favorite rapper and sings better than (some of) your favorite singers. Yes, Drake started from the bottom and now he’s in the conversation of hip-hop’s modern gods. The Toronto rapper—fresh off of last night’s historic 4th annual OVO Fest—has the power to reunite ’90s icons like Diddy and Mase, shine a spotlight on legendary girl group TLC and bring hip-hop’s hottest names to Canada, of all places. He claimed the throne is for the taking on his DJ Khaled-concocted hit “I’m On One,” and last night, Kanye West paid his respects on behalf of himself and Jay-Z, saying Drake’s competition is the reason they forged The Throne in the first place. Drake’s upcoming third album Nothing Was The Same is the year’s most anticipated project. Sure, Jay, ‘Ye, Nicki, Wayne and Eminem still hold major weight. But the question remains: Right now, at this moment, in 2013, is Drake hip-hop’s most important artist? Have at it.

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