Lord Jamar may dismiss Drake as “too soft” for hip-hop eras of the past, but another veteran NYC emcee sees Drizzy as one of the greatest to ever hold a mic. Talib Kweli gave Drake a ringing endorsement in a recent interview—even going so far as to compare Drake to fallen superstars 2Pac and Notorious B.I.G.
In an interview with HipHopDX, Kweli revealed that he thinks the YMCMB superstar is at the head of the new school right now and why he will be ranked alongside the all-time greats in hip-hop history.
“Drake. Drake is killing them. Drake is making honest music,” Kweli stated. “He’s making hit records. He’s got lyrics for the dudes and he’s got subject matter that any human being can relate to, dude or female. He’s just really killing the game.”
Kweli believes that Drake has fought his way to the top and separated himself from the pack.
“He’s really turned himself into the rapper to check, and the number one emcee, the top tier emcee,” Kweli continued. “If he can maintain his relevance for another couple years, he’ll be considered one of the greats up there with your Tupacs and Biggies and Jay Zs and even Kanye Wests. But Drake has [been] doing a great job this year.”