Sometimes Americans are the worst. And for some reason, the international flair of Drake's new
album playlist More Life has apparently prompted a revived debate surrounding American rappers versus UK rappers on Twitter. To make their case, some on Twitter have resorted to using images of Mr. Bean and shoddily animated cups of tea. Smh. See for yourself:
When a UK rapper says he's bout to "po up" pic.twitter.com/FNgmRinTYX— ryan (@ryvngarvey) March 21, 2017
When im listening to drakes album and some uk rapper pops out pic.twitter.com/0aHX5cjqe8— hassan (@BigBrompton) March 20, 2017
When a UK rapper says they rep their colors. pic.twitter.com/j9wzw1Ssbl— W.E.B ya boi (@POMHS16) March 22, 2017
Me when British rappers start rapping about guns I know that England doesn't have pic.twitter.com/MCUHPD3bFh— Ben Dover (@CharlesDolphin_) March 20, 2017
When a UK rapper says they got that gas pic.twitter.com/6L68CqCSDJ— Tris (@DopeTris) March 21, 2017
When a british rapper say they got a tool this what they be talkin about pic.twitter.com/fAyE9leCSh— Gohanye West (@PokemonyeWest) March 22, 2017
When a U.K rapper says he's got the burner pic.twitter.com/wHlV3x8lPW— Daniel (@MyFavsTrash) March 19, 2017
How uk rappers be writing their verses pic.twitter.com/Vy5L3rqJXN— Money (@MasterChefMoney) March 21, 2017
When UK rappers say they are pulling up in the foreign pic.twitter.com/wXjmolLUT7— RJ. (@SomeDudeRJ) March 22, 2017
This what uk rappers write their lyrics on pic.twitter.com/3CKU4pbo5S— Add your nameJered (@BlackLifesMater) March 22, 2017
When a british rapper says free his homie this is what they're trying to bail him from pic.twitter.com/6WF8Tp7Xhr— F BOMB ON THE TL (@DMC12gauge) March 21, 2017
when a uk rapper says they got the stick on them 😳😤💀💂♀️ pic.twitter.com/OWwMKKT0Cs— lil yawhh (@CaptDozzie) March 21, 2017
Thankfully, not everyone is down for the slander:
Me, a cultured individual, developing a taste for British rap pic.twitter.com/7vuYba3F9Z— Chris Harang (@chris_harang) March 20, 2017
More Life features some UK input from Giggs, singer-songwriter Sampha, the amazing Jorja Smith, and (my personal favorite) an interlude from critically acclaimed Konnichiwa rapper Skepta. These features, according to a BBC News report released this week, have already resulted in boosted streaming numbers. For example, Giggs saw a 146 percent increase in streams from US subscribers over the weekend.
Still, some would argue that Drake could have gained something from cutting a few tracks from More Life.
- Drake Makes Surprise Appearance at London Club Show With Skepta and Giggs
- 7 Songs That Should Have Been Cut From 'More Life'
- Skepta Drops a New Video for "Shutdown"
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