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 progr