- T.I has shared that he believes Kendrick Lamar is the best revolutionary rapper alive
- T.I was speaking to Ebro Darden on The Ebro Show when he crowned Kendrick as the best revolutionary rapper
- T.I expressed that it is hard to sell revolutionary rap but Kendrick Lamar has been able to achieve that
T.I has shared that he believes Kendrick Lamar is the most successful revolutionary rapper alive. The About the Money hitmaker revealed this during an interview with Ebro Darden on The Ebro Show on Apple Music.
The US rapper and Ebro were chatting about some of the tracks that he included on The Message - a 25-track playlist aiming to celebrate black solidarity.
Kendrick featured multiple times on T.I's list, which then prompted Ebro to ask him about the Grammy Award winning rapper.
Ebro asked T.I what Kendrick means to him as a fan of hip-hop. T.I replied:
"Present day, I think he's probably the most successful revolutionary rapper alive, you dig? It's hard to sell. It's hard to do good business in the revolutionary category, you know what I mean? It's not easy."
He went on to explain that other revolutionary rappers like KRS-One, Common and Mos Def, among others, usually have to trade commercial success for speaking truth in the revolution.
"And Kendrick has been the one who has been able to simultaneously achieve both. That's extremely special. That's an art within itself."
Rap lovers have shared mixed reactions to T.I's take on the revolutionary rappers. Check out some of the comments from Twitter users below:
"J Cole over Kendrick."
"Of course. Every rapper in the game right now wishes they could touch what Kendrick writes and raps."
"Definitely the most revolutionary right now but not ever."
"T.I's opinion doesn't matter any more."
"Nobody cares what T.I says any more."
"I see that because the dude raps for the people and involves some politics which is in one of the definitions of REVOLUTIONARY. So in that aspect, T.I ain’t capping."
"He inspired the most social change/debates, won a Pulitzer Prize and is one of (if not the) best storytellers of all time? Absolutely."
"What did he revolutionise? He's dropped 4 albums in like 10 years. He's among the best ever but revolutionary goes to Kanye, Andre, Jay Z, Drake, even Young Thug tbh."
In other music news, YEN.com.gh reported that Black Coffee recently took to social media to share that he and US superstars Pharrell Williams and rapper Jozzy have been cooking something up in studio.
The world-renowned Mzansi DJ took to Instagram on Monday, 16 November to share that the track will drop "globally" this Friday, 20 November.
The Drive hitmaker also told his fans from across the world that he will also reveal some other exciting news about his upcoming album on the day. Coffee shared snaps of himself, Pharrell and Jozzy in studio and captioned them:
"It's been an amazing journey on "10 Missed Calls" with Pharrell Williams (@pharrell) + Jozzy (@dopebyaccident)...dropping this Friday, November 20th GLOBALLY with some other exciting album news!"
Black Coffee's excited fans and Mzansi celebs took to his comment section on the photo-sharing app to share their reactions on his great news.