- Published on Thursday, November 17 2011
- Written by Super User
We all know the music world can be competitive. But when a protégé challenges his mentor to a face-off, or “sound clash,” you know competition is fierce!
Drake has challenged his mentor Lil Wayne to a “song-for-song battle”, “dub fi dub,” in Jamaica. Apparently, they both have talked with each other about this on-stage battle. With both their DJs and microphones in hand, Drake said they’ll see who the crowd likes the best. They haven’t set a date or time for the event, but it seems that the fight for tickets could be just as fierce as the on-stage rap battle. Distributors would love the opportunity to sell tickets for this kind of event, most likely gaining considerable revenue for these two well-known artists, making this a “successful” idea from Drake.
However, there is one thing that sticks out in my mind — the fact that Lil Wayne has mentored Drake and now Drake is challenging him. Have the tables turned? Is this a way to show Lil Wayne how far he has come? Or is this a way to boast that Drake has gotten better than his own mentor? Maybe this is just a chance for Drake to really make his mentor proud. This challenge comes the same week Drake released his sophomore album, Take Care, and he has said he wants to do something different than just an album performance, so it could be a way for Drake to promote his album in a different way. Both have been involved in sound clashes before against others, and fans would probably love to see two renowned modern rap artists battle it out together. The audience is ready for something different than just an album release concert. This dancehall format, dating back to the 1950s, will bring listeners back to the basics and see a performance evolve live on stage before their eyes!
- Jillian Angeline, YH Staff