With Kanye preparing to release Watch The Throne 2, we’re instantly reminded of a simpler time when his relationship with Jay Z was a brotherly one. There’s next to no indicator that Jay will be featured on this one so, in his honor, we’re going to pick our favorite cuts from the now legendary album.
“Otis” was a landmark moment for the relationship of two of rap’s elite. The song’s visual depicted them happier than we’ve ever seen them, supporting each other as they spit to the soulful sounds of Otis Redding.
Frank Ocean, Jay Z, and Kanye West? You couldn’t get any more legendary with that. One of Watch The Throne’s biggest tracks came at its opening. A set of powerful verses and Frank Ocean’s powerful vocals made this one of the album’s best.
Talk about legendary. When this track came on, regardless of function, it caused a stampede to the dance floor. Kanye and Jay Z released one of rap’s most powerful tracks with one of the most provocative names that still, to this day, gets the people going.
Baby Money drops ‘Speak On Me’
Baby Money drops his new track, “Speak On Me,” and it an energetic declaration of riches. Sitting on some bleachers, Baby Money shows off his riches while showing that he can rap with the best of them. It’s a difficult feat, but he pulls it off effortlessly.
Watch “Speak On Me” below.
Keloyay makes boss moves in “Make A Play”
Keloyaya moves like a boss in “Make A Play.” He shows off what comes with this life of luxury as we see the houses and the cars that make his life a thrilling good time. He brings boastful raps that bring you right into the thrill of what he’s saying.
Watch the video for “Make A Play” below.
This Year In Diss Tracks – Ranked
In 2018, there’ve a number of beefs but only two have spawned diss tracks: Pusha T versus Drake and Machine Gun Kelly versus Eminem. The four tracks that have come have been brutal attacks on character of varying levels of severity. It’s time to rank them from worst to best to figure out who had the best assault on character.
4. “Killshot” by Eminem
Eminem’s diss to MGK shows that you can be the better rapper, but you can still drop an abysmal record. Em’s raps were fast and tight, and, admittedly, rhyming “damn gun” with “man bun” is as hilarious as you would think. But it ultimately lacked the heft of the classic disses in history and showed that, when left to his own devices, Eminem just can’t keep up with the new guys.
3. “Duppy Freestyle” by Drake
Drizzy’s diss towards Pusha T came from a stray lyric or two from the latter’s Daytona which he perceived to be directed towards him. In true Drake fashion, he trolls Pusha T for the course of three minutes in a fast, breathless flow that even mentions Pusha T’s wife, Virginia Williams. But Drake would soon find out that he had pressed the wrong one…
2. “Rap Devil” by MGK
No one in history would have believed that Machine Gun Kelly would best Eminem in a battle of diss songs. But he did with “Rap Devil,” a play on Em’s self-proclaimed title, that shared just how far Em has fallen from rap’s grace. Kelly’s allegations rang with a curious sense of disappointment and an overwhelming sense of bravado that made many feel that he won their brief battle.
1. “Story of Adidon” by Pusha T
Pusha T’s response to Drake’s “Duppy Freestyle” was magical. A moment in time created to the backdrop of ” Story of OJ” by JAY-Z that turned Drake’s world upside down. The revelation of the Canadian crooner hiding a child shook him to his foundation and showed that he wasn’t impenetrable as many believed.