Why do people always make comparisons between Drake & J. Cole when there so different? Maybe it's for that very reason, because they represent two opposite sides of the Hip Hop spectrum the way Nas & Jay did. We constantly compared them until they inevitably went at it and it was epic.
Here's what J. Cole had to say about the comparison.
“From a fan’s point of view, who are you going to get excited about to battle? I feel like that’s why people push the J.Cole/Drake thing so much, ‘cause I think we’re probably the first two artists that fans are super excited about. The two that they would like to see go at it. I don’t blame ‘em. But it’s just a sign of the times. Rap goes in cycles. I’m not promoting that, but I’m a competitive person in general, so I’m a fan of people throwing jabs and shots. That motivates me.”
Will it happen? I doubt it, but then again this is Hip Hop and I'm never surprised when the unexpected happens. It would have to be a legit battle though, nothing like these so called “beef” fuckry these cats have been doing these days. Most people would go with J. Cole because they feel bar for bar he's superior to Drake but I've heard Drake battle in his early days (before the singing) and won, he's pretty clever when he battles. J. Cole though lyrical has no battle track record that I know of and being a good lyricist doesn't make you a good battle rapper.
Who do you think would take it?