Joe Budden Believes J. Cole Is Better Than Kendrick Lamar & Drake Right Now

During the latest episode of The Joe Budden Podcast, its titular host reopened the principal debate when it comes to the 2010s’ hip-hop greats. Moreover, he and his colleagues reacted to the new J. Cole snippet teasing the arrival of his highly anticipated next album, The Fall Off. Overall, they were very receptive to the Dreamville MC’s sharp bars, classy production, and the excitement he’s generating with this rollout. In fact, Budden thinks that the North Carolina native surpassed his “Big Three” companions Drake and Kendrick Lamar when it comes to who is the best rapper right now.

“I got Cole as my one,” Joe Budden shared on the latest episode of his show. “I’m hoping that Kendrick’s next album could try to fix that for me. Drake is doing his Chuck E. Cheese s**t. Good for him. That’s it now. Yeah, that’s it.” As such, he’s still keeping the door open on this debate for the near future. After all, one amazing album from any of the three has the potential to shift this long-running conversation in their favor, and folks still crown them as the top dogs when looking at the complete hip-hop package.

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“Remember when Kendrick dropped the title of the last s**t and we were trying to figure out what that meant?” Joe Budden continued. “When I heard The Fall Off and with him hinting at maybe retirement, I thought that would be the marriage between concept and title. But after watching some of these vlog clips where he’s just in the restaurant talking to the older lady that doesn’t know who he is? Classic J. Cole. Perfect rollout s**t again. This n***a’s the best at this.

“And he’s looking like he’s even uncomfortable having to try to explain who he is to her and she’s just talking about the state of the economy,” he concluded. “Dawg, if this n***a starts tying in The Fall Off with all of this s**t? Get him outta here. We know he can. We know he’s a man of the people. You know for however many years, he’s just been talking to people like humans. From everywhere. Yo, The Fall Off, if that’s The Fall Off? Oh, he is a sicko. We’ll see.” Drop your thoughts on this take in the comments section down below. Also, for the latest news and updates on Joe Budden, J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, and Drake, log back into HNHH.

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