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President Obama Picks Kendrick Over Drake in a Rap Battle

Plenty of decisions by POTUS over his seven years in office can be questioned, this selection cannot.
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Kendrick and Drake are easily two of the biggest rappers of this era. For years the two have been the subject of many debates and conversations, but the one that is constantly reoccurring is, who would win in a battle? Which rapper would come out on top if a feud ignited and the two went toe to toe?

Rumors have circulated that both rappers have sent subliminal shots, Drake hasn’t been feeling Kendrick since the release of “Control” and Kendrick has some lines in his B.E.T. cypher that could easily be seen as shots toward the Toronto hit-maker. Everyone from fans to critics has had endless exchanges about the possibilities but there has yet to be a definitive winner. Until...now?

President Obama recently hosted a YouTube Q&A, I’m certain that he was flooded with questions about the economy, the upcoming presidential race, and the problems that Americans are facing today. These are all important issues that deserve to be recognized, but the biggest bomb was dropped during a more lighthearted lightning round.

Obama was asked who would win in a rap battle between Kendrick and Drake. Without hesitation, without needing an hour or more to ponder, the president said:

 “You gotta go with Kendrick. I’m just saying. I think Drake is an outstanding entertainer, but Kendrick, his lyrics, his last album was outstanding. Best album I heard last year.”

If you don’t believe me, there’s video proof (see above) of the President picking Kendrick over Drake and stating that To Pimp A Butterfly was the best album he heard in 2015.

It’s not the biggest surprise, President Obama has been a huge Kendrick advocate as of late. When asked his favorite song of 2015, the President replied, "How Much a Dollar Cost" from Kendrick’s To Pimp A Butterfly. President Obama also met with Kendrick in October at the White House. Obviously, the President is a fan.

Politics and rap have been crossing over a lot lately, Killer Mike recently did an excellent interview with Bernie Sanders and Kanye is considering running for President. I’m thoroughly enjoying these two worlds touching. 

By Yoh, aka Yobama, aka @Yoh31

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