We pit the two collaborators up against each other for a new edition of "Who Had The Better Verse."
What a Time to Be Alive has finally resonated on our ears. The ten-song effort is a testament to many things: the prominence of the dark, druggy, Atlanta trap sound; Future's work ethic; Drake's diversity. The album is one of the more surprising releases in recent history, and recent history has almost exclusively boasted albums that were (at least trying to be) a surprise.
Future and Drake have very different styles, but it works out together. Most will agree that the record has more of a Future sound to it, and they're correct. Drake told Rolling Stone, "I went to Atlanta for six days a couple weeks ago with the hopes of doing some songs with Future, and when you get around Future, it’s like a vortex. That guy can outwork anybody right now […] It’s tough to see someone do four, five songs in one night and not try to match it."
We're happy Drake tried to match it, and now we have an album by two of 2015's hottest artists. Naturally, we had to pin them against each other, though. Who had the better verse? Let's discuss.