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I’ve done this a million times in my head and during arguments with other people, but I’ve never attempted to write it down and get definitive with it. But Jay went in so to hell with it, here goes.
1. Reasonable Doubt
2. The Blueprint
3. The Black Album
4. Vol. 1
5. American Gangster
6. Vol. 3
7. The Dynasty
8. Blueprint 2
9. Magna Carta Holy Grail
10. Vol. 2
11. Blueprint 3
12. Kingdom Come
Now, look at that list and tell me it’s not perfect. I originally said I’d only rearrange a couple of Jay’s rankings, but moving one makes you think, then you end up moving another and so here we are. As you can see, my top 3 mirrors Jay’s but we diverge at #4. I no longer care for Vol. 2 although I loved it at the time. I was one of the few people that didn’t hate Kingdom Come when it came out, but it has not held up well at all (or maybe it was never good). Blueprint 2 definitely had too many songs and I’m not counting 2.1. Had he dropped that from jump, it might have ultimately ranked higher. I also ignored both of the Best of Both Worlds LPs, as I did when they originally dropped.
Image by Jonathan Mannion
Previously: Jay-Z Ranks His Albums
(photoshop via EgoTrip’s video montage)
Let us quickly recap the season of Common vs. Drake Beef thus far:
Common dates Serena Williams. Drake dates Serena Williams. Common is down with Kanye. Drake is down with Young Money. Common spits subliminals at Drake on “Sweet.” Drake makes subliminal outburst onstage in Cali. Common admits to Drake subliminal disses on the song “Sweet”. Drake spits subliminal lyrics in “Stay Scheming.” Common disses Drake by name on “Stay Scheming” remake. Common tells interviewers the beef is just normal “hip hop competitiveness” and that he’s done….
But does Drake see this classic rap bravado? Will there be a rebuttal? Nahright’s Nation (a liner-noted friend of Drake’s) got an exclusive comment from Drake on the set of “The Zone” video:
Nation: So people want to know: will you respond to Common?
Drake: No. Because despite how it’s been worded by him that situation is not a “hip hop moment” or a “battle for the sake of musical integrity”…it’s a ploy for attention around the release of an album. More than anything it was just disappointing cause what kid isn’t a fan of what Common has done for our genre. A guy who made such an incredible career for himself based off expressing genuine feelings about life and love is now targeting me for sharing my story.
After the jump, Drake explains why he took a shot at Kobe’s wealthy ex-wife on “Stay Scheming”….
(never can get enough EgoTrip parody)
While everyone was analyzing Drake’s subliminals towards Common on Rick Ross’ song “Stay Schemin’”….the line that turned into a meme was about Kobe Bryant’s expensive split with his now ex-wife Vanessa.
Kobe ’bout to lose a hundred fifty M’s
Kobe, my n—a I hate it had to be him
Bitch, you wasn’t with me shooting in the gym
(Bitch, you wasn’t with me shooting in the gym)
Vanessa ended up with 75 M’s not 150, but she certainly earned more from her time as “good wife” than she ever would have….as a video extra which is what she was when she met Kobe. However…I’d say a more relevant rap line might be: “Bitch, I must have had a mild concussion when I refused legal counsel and the pleas from my family when I passed on a pre-nup….”
Nation asked Drake about the line, and he chalked it up to….sucks to be you, won’t be me.
Nation: There’s a line from your “Stay Schemin” verse about Kobe’s soon to be ex-wife Vanessa that has gotten some negative attention. Can you speak to what you were trying to express with that line?
Drake: That line came from a conversation about being this young and making this much money and the fear of losing it all. I just used his potential situation to address my own life. I never intended to offend Vanessa or anyone else. That line had everything to do with me and what goes on in my head as a 25 year old man with this much income flowing in. Kobe is and always will be a friend and an icon to me.
Read more from Nation and Drake’s chat about the OVOXO crew on Nahright!
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Common Claims Drake Battle Is Really Just About Competitive Hip-Hop
Genius Moment: Drake x Common “Imagine” (Parody)
Birdman Comments on Drake vs. Common: ‘That’s Not What We About’
Common Unleashes New Drake Diss: “You A B–ch” (“Stay Schemin’” freestyle)
New Video: Rick Ross Feat. Drake & French Montana “Stay Schemin”
Common Confirms He Dissed Drake on “Sweet”…Butt, Is This Really About Serena Williams??