Lil Yachty once claimed DaBaby outrapped Jay-Z
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Lil Yachty once claimed DaBaby outrapped Jay-Z

Lil Yachty is fondly known as the fun-loving, red-haired rapper who ruled SoundCloud during the mid-2010s. The ‘One Night’ singer developed a cult following on the music streaming platform when he was only 18 years old while he was still in college.

Utilising the production abilities of his dorm room friend (Burberry Perry), the Atlanta act has admitted he recorded his breakout single in a garage. Akin to his Atlanta counterpart, 21 Savage, the rapper (real name Miles McCollum) was a member of XXL’s 2016 class.

Since his arrival, McCollum has had a whirlwind of a career, toing and froing between relevance and irrelevance. However, his fanbase has been able to hear from him regularly on his podcast, A Safe Place, which has hosted figures such as Sexyy Red and J Cole. Still, the Atlanta native has said some pretty wild things on the podcast while giving commentary. 

During a conversation with his co-host MitchGoneMad, Yachty touched upon Kanye West’s Donda. More specifically, the song ‘Jail pt 2’ featuring DaBaby, and vocals from Marilyn Manson. 

During the lead-up to the project’s 2022 release, West released two versions of the track. The original only featured vocals from his Watch The Throne counterpart, Jay-Z. However, the second instalment of the song featured DaBaby, and while speaking about the track, McCollum unveiled that he believes DaBaby delivered a better verse than Jay-Z.

Dropping the controversial bomb, the ‘One Night’ emcee told Mitch, “Something I’ve wanted to talk about for a long time is the song ‘Jail’ from Kanye West. In my personal opinion, I think DaBaby had a better verse.”

McCollum admitted that it sounded strange even to compare the two, but he felt like he couldn’t deny DaBaby’s talent, stating, “I know the conversation of Jay-Z versus DaBaby is insane, but I honestly think his verse was better.”

Although it was controversial, Yachty was ready to face the backlash as he had received a lot of hate in 2016 when he couldn’t name any songs by 2Pac or Biggie Smalls. Insisting he was ready for the responses, Yachty told Mitch,  “I feel that’s gonna get me a lot of heat anyway. Maybe not as heated as the whole Biggie situation I dealt with in 2016!”

You can watch Lil Yachty’s podcast and hear ‘Jail pt 2’ in the videos below.