Jay Electronica is considered by many to be among the elite when it comes to lyricism in Hip Hop. However, the New Orleans-bred rapper can recognize when others are on another level rap-wise.
On Saturday (January 22), Electronica jumped on Twitter amid hyping up Kanye West and The Game’s “Eazy” single and highlighted Drake’s work on “Champagne Poetry,” the opener to the Toronto rap star’s Certified Lover Boy album.
“For Drake’s bars on Champagne Poetry alone, his face gets carved in the pyramids,” Electronica wrote.
For Drake’s bars on Champagne Poetry alone, his face gets carved in the pyramids.
— J A Y E L E C T R O N I C A | 🅿️ (@JayElectronica) January 22, 2022
The Noah Shebib-produced track finds Drake posturing about his stature in rap, still a chart and streaming giant who’s been hot “since the birth of [his] son” and responsible for some of the “greatest quotes” under Instagram pictures, whether by old flames or his fans.
Conversely, the track features some of the 6 God’s more vulnerable bars regarding friends in Toronto and beyond.
”I know I tend to talk about how I got a fortune on me,” he raps. “But with that comes the politics the city been forcing on me/Man, I can’t even R.I.P. and show my remorse to the homie/Know I carry the guilt of the city’s misfortunes on me.”
Fueled by “Champagne Poetry,” Certified Lover Boy continued Drake’s streak of No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 chart and broke steaming records on Apple and Spotify. In total, the album made Drake the biggest artist on Spotify — again to close out 2021.
Jay Electronica’s love for Drake goes beyond lyricism. In 2018, Electronica found himself singing “Feel No Ways” from Drake’s 2016 album Views to an unsuspecting Erykah Badu, who was less than impressed with his vocals. The video was eventually deleted from his Instagram page, but there’s no mistaking it, he’s a fan of the 6 God.
Revisit the CLB opener from Drizzy below.