SOHH Whatcha Think: Drake Says Yeezy's Now His Competition: Should Kanye Be So Appalled? [Click Here & Speak]
Friday, Oct 28, 2011 12:10AM
Aw, man. I'm pretty sure an egomaniac like Kanye West views his only competition as Michael Jackson and ironically, the man in the mirror. For a relative newcomer like Drizzy Drake to hit the scene and basically say he's running neck-to-neck with rap's Liberace is some cray sh*t.
Peep this recent quote by the Young Money spitter:
Just weeks before the release of his sophomore effort Take Care, Drizzy further acknowledges that the throne is for the taking. "When I was a kid trying to figure out what I liked, it was [Kanye] who I related to the most. He was an artist, in every sense, from his cover art to his music. Now, I would say he was a really great competitor...." (The Source)
Don't get me wrong: The Drizzy is still officially only one album deep and has achieved alot in his career thus far. But Thank Me Later isn't touching The College Dropout, which is still one of the strongest debut Hip Hop albums of the past ten years or so.
The two have worked together on a few occasions, and have never really had anything but respectful words to share with one another, so it's cool to see two very successful cats maintain a decent working relationship and whatnot, but seriously: Does a dude like Kanye see Drake as competition? You never know what you'll get with Yeezy, his next album could be a collaboration, a breakup anthology or even entirely in Spanish. So its hard to really compare him to anyone for the simple fact that one can never predict what he's gonna hit you with next.
SOHH Watcha Think -- Are Kanye and Drake really on the same level, or should the G.O.O.D. Music top dog be so appalled at such an idea?
[Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH]