Drake’s Pool May Be Bigger Than Kanye’s, But Who’s Got The Bigger Verse? (Audio)
As much of the Hip-Hop community waits for the arrival of his forthcoming album Views From the 6, Drake continues to dominate much of the conversation about today’s biggest MCs. With “Hotline Bling” embodying the nexus of popular music and pop-culture phenom more than anything else in 2015, the Toronto rapper is riding into 2016 no less ubiquitous. January’s lead single “Summer Sixteen” and the juggernaut success of his collaboration with Rihanna on her latest powerhouse, “Work,” make it clear that Drake may have his best work yet to come – and with today’s release of two new tracks, it’s evident he’s pulling no punches when it comes to enlisting the help of fellow Hip-Hop giants like Jay Z and Kanye West.
Fans will remember that Drizzy, Jigga, and Yeezy’s relationship in the past has been rancorous at times, even if out of friendly competition and nothing else. That may be what drove the former to boast “I used to wanna be on Roc-A-Fella then I turned into Jay/Now I got a house in LA, now I got a bigger pool than ‘Ye/And look man, ‘Ye’s pool is nice, mine’s just bigger’s what I’m saying” on “Summer Sixteen.” Much of the apparent bitterness between the three may have been a result of Drake’s comments from this 2014 Rolling Stone interview, but it seems the storm has since passed, and Heads have some hot verses with which to celebrate. The three (with ‘Ye and Jigga credited as The Throne) can be heard bringing that friendly competition into the booth on “Pop Style,” now available for purchase on iTunes and streaming on Apple Music.
Drake also released “One Dance” featuring Wizkid & Kyla. With no official release date for Views From the 6 announced (other than some day during the month of April), today’s double-arrival will have to tide Heads over, at least for now.