“Gotta go with Kendrick” – Barack Obama.
President Obama has been vocal about his admiration for Kendrick Lamar. His favorite song of last year was ‘How Much A Dollar Cost?’ and he recently met with Lamar at the White House (as seen in the rapper’s recent PSA). Now he’s gone further, weighing in on one of the important debates of our time. In a Youtube-hosted Q&A today, vlogger Adande Thorne asked the President who would win in a rap battle between Lamar and Drake.
“Gotta go with Kendrick,” the President said without hesitation, before continuing, “I think Drake is an outstanding enteratiner, but Kendrick — his lyrics, his last album was outstanding. Best album, I think of last year.” Watch the clip below shortly after the 27:00 mark.
In other news, Lamar will be honored with the key to the city next month by his home of Compton.