Controversial commentator Akademiks has explained why he believes that Drake is the best rapper ever.
The social media hip-hop personality and rapper has made this bold claim before but has now clarified why he believes that nobody can touch Drizzy. Akademiks splits opinions. Some people love him, more people loathe him, but everybody listens to what he says, and his opinion holds weight.
During a mammoth appearance on comedians Andrew Schulz and Akaash Singh’s Flagrant 2 podcast, which lasted almost five hours, Akademiks covered everything, including his unfiltered love for Drake.
“When I say Drake is the best rapper ever, I’m not talking about just rapping,” he explains. “I think he’s seeing the game, and doing all of the necessary things to capitalize and be at the top.”
Schulz then brings Jay-Z into the debate and explains how his legacy considerably outweighs Drake’s. “Drake had an ironclad hold on the game consistently, for ten-plus years,” Akademiks responds. “Jay was one of the top 5. Some years he was 1, some years he was 2, some years he was 3. But I think what he gave to the game, in terms of people, influence, his impact, people cloud their thoughts in thinking about it to say he’s the best.”
He continued: “I think what we’re looking at with Drake, is we give him props for helping other artists, but that artist could have competed with you at some point. There’s a point, where if you go back to 2015, when Future was so hot. Maybe Future could have toppled Drake. But Drake pretty much overshadowed his wave. Travis. I think Baby to a certain extent. Charlamagne said that about Baby. I don’t think Baby’s the guy yet.
“But I think Drake is smart – Drake won’t ever make it lines in the sand. He’ll always collaborate, help, and have those moments with that person knowing he’ll outlast them.”
If you’ve got almost five hours to kill today, then watch Akademiks entire appearance on the Flagrant 2 podcast, and hear more wild opinions like this one.