Take the Poll: Verzuz Who’s Next?

Quarantine has brought many unexpected surprises including the now infamous #Verzuz battles on Instagram.

Old heads and young heads alike gather around to cheer on their favorite artist as we reminisce over hit after hit in each contender’s music catalogs.

My favorite battle so far? Babyface VS Teddy Riley — and now the Jeezy VS Gucci Mane match up.

The match up possibilities could be endless as there are tons of artists with tons of great music, but some artists should be made to battle. For the music, for the culture.

Take the poll below and let me know what Verzuz battle you would like to see next?

Hustle Music: ‘Mob Ties’ by Drake

Drake needs no introduction.

Honestly, I am not a fan of many new rappers or much new rap these days but one thing I respect about Drake is that he remains true to himself. I love his singing, rapping and just overall good guy antics. Plus its something about the “I’m so tired…” line in this song that resonates with me.

On another note, check out this video of Drake visiting Sophia, his 11 year old fan in need of a heart transplant. Sophia caught his attention after performing the Kiki challenge which has saturated social media.

Here’s more reason to like Drake. He’s one of the good guys.

Singer D.R.A.M. Feels Drake Jacked His “Cha Cha” Song For “Hotline Bling”

Ok so I generally don’t post rap/music beef on this site (unless it turns criminal) but I couldn’t help myself with this one. 

“Cha Cha” singer D.R.A.M. is accusing rapper/singer Drake of jacking his song for Drake’s hit song, “Hotline Bling”. 

I have heard both songs (on the radio 10,000 times) & while they are both catchy & commercial, I personally dont hear an uncanny resemblance of the two songs. But that’s just me.

True enough, they both have a super catchy salsa-esque feel, but nothing else about the two songs are overtly similar enough to substantiate any “copycat” claims. The choruses are not even remotely alike.

Apparently Mr. D.R.A.M. doesn’t share the same sentiments and took to his Twitter to let his voice be heard after performing in Drake’s hometown of Toronto. 

Side note: I have no idea which song was recorded or released first but at this point does it even matter? The publicity sure can’t hurt either one right now! 

If I were D.R.A.M. I would sit this one out — we have all just seen what happened last time an artist came for Drake. 

Anyway, head over to All Hip Hop and peep D.R.A.M.’s tweets & compare the two songs.


Check this out: Drake Finally Responds To “Stealing” D.R.A.M.’s Cha-Cha

Here is what he told FADER Magazine about using the “Cha-Cha” beat:
“You know, like in Jamaica, you’ll have a riddim and it’s like, everyone has to do a song on that,” Drake said. “Imagine that in rap, or imagine that in R&B. Imagine if we got one beat and every single person-me, this guy, this guy, all these guys- had to do a song on that one beat. So sometimes I’ll pick a beat that’s a bit, like, sunnier, I guess is the word you used, than usual, and I just try my hand at it. And that’s kind of what ‘Hotline Bling’ was. And I loved it. It’s cool. I’ve been excited by that sort of creative process.”

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