President Obama lets the people know who he likes more — Drake or Kendrick Lamar.
After delivering his eighth and final State of the Union address earlier this week, President Obama sat down with Adande Thorne (better known by his YouTube alias Swoozie) to answer a multitude of questions posed via the hashtag #YouTubeAsksObama. Among the questions was one that has been cause for contentious debate within the hip hop community: Drake or Kendrick Lamar?
“Gotta go with Kendrick,” Obama said. “I’m just saying. I think Drake is an outstanding entertainer but Kendrick, his lyrics, his last album was outstanding. Best album I think last year.”
Obama has been vocal about his admiration for Lamar’s music; he named “How Much a Dollar Cost” his favorite song of 2015, and Lamar recently paid Obama a visit in the White House to promote his mentoring program.
Watch Obama give his answer at the 27-minute mark below.