WOW: Presidential Endorsement? Obama says Kendrick Lamar is better than Drake: ‘His lyrics was outstanding.’
President of the United States Barack Obama declared Kendrick Lamar a better rapper than his Canadian counterpart, Drake.
Kendrick Lamar, Drake. (freshhiphop.net)
Obama made this proclamation during a Youtube Q&A, where he entertained questions ranging from hip-hop to movies. “[I] gotta go with Kendrick,” he said as he responded to the question from interviewer Adande Thorne who showed him a side-by-side photo of the two rappers. “I think Drake is an outstanding entertainer, Kendrick… his lyrics, his last album, was outstanding. best album, I think, of last year.”
But Obama has always been a Lamar fan. Rollingstone reports that last year, the outgoing president listed some of his favourite songs of 2015 which Lamar’s ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ came tops. Days ago, too, the rapper visited the president at the Oval Office where they discussed the ‘Pay It Forward’ initiative.
Obama and Lamar. (IBTimes)
Meanwhile, this declaration may be heartwarming for American rapper Meek Mill whose songs were banned from Toronto Raptor’s locker room due to the feud between him and their brand ambassador, Drake.