Obama: Kendrick Lamar is a better rapper than Drake
President Barack Obama has given his ruling on the most important rap issue of the era: Between Kendrick Lamar and Drake, who’s better?
When YouTube creators interviewed Obama on Friday, Adande Thorne sprung the question at the end of his session, asking who would win in a rap battle. POTUS’ pick came with zero hesitation.
“You gotta go with Kendrick,” Obama said. “I think Drake is an outstanding entertainer, but Kendrick, his lyrics — his last album was outstanding. Best album, I think, last year.”
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EW& agrees with Obama: To Pimp a Butterfly was the king of records in 2015. While Drake was the most-listened to artist on Spotify last year, Lamar actually met with the President in the White House. The 54-year-old Commander-in-Chief also named Lamar’s song, “How Much a Dollar Cost,” as his favorite of the year.
See the entire interview above.
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