Lyricism is the backbone of hip hop. Although there are a ton of rappers who aren’t saying a gotdamn thing, there are those who are exceptionally gifted at putting words together over a beat. And with so many songs dropping during any given month, we feel that those rhymes that combine lyrical dexterity and cleverness with verbal gymnastics should be celebrated. Enter: Verse of the Month.
Past winners have included Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, André 3000, and Eminem. And for January, we’re rolling with Lil Wayne for his D6: Reloaded highlight.
Weezy is our first Verse Of The Month winner of the year, though he had some heavy competition.
Yes, Eminem showed that he still has it (taking the fan-vote, because of course), but, for reasons unknown, “it” really didn’t show too much on Revival. Drake.. was okay, but he wasn’t near the level of Lloyd Banks (who had Shake’s vote),