Today, Complex posted their list titled, ‘The Best Rapper Alive, Every Year Since 1979‘. Among those rappers listed Drake appeared twice on their list, once for 2011 and again in 2012.
“Even in an off year, Drake was on one. Take Care dropped late in 2011, so Drizzy was able to ride excellent singles like “HYFR,” “Take Care,” and “The Motto” in 2012 which made him a consensus pick for Best Rapper Alive honors by themselves.”
“Jay-Z once boasted, “For the right price I can even make yo shit tighter.” In 2012, Drake didn’t just make people’s songs tighter, he became a kingmaker. Drizzy unleashed one monster guest verse after another and gave away Billboard hits that introduced buzzing artists to a wider audience. Rule of thumb: You’re definitely in the Best Rapper Alive conversation if people will listen to any artist’s song just because you’re on it. And if you can make any song you’re on a possible anthem, then you probably are the Best Rapper Alive.“
To view the other rappers on Complex’s list or to see what else they wrote about Drake visit their article.