Revisiting ‘Watch The Throne’ & Plies’ Debut LP, Better Verse: Drake or Rick Ross?|Everyday Struggle

On Wednesday’s (Aug. 7) episode of #EverydayStruggle, Nadeska, Wayno and DJ Akademiks open up the show with their ‘This Week in Hip-Hop’ segment, revisiting Jay-Z and Kanye West’s ‘Watch The Throne’ (2011) and Plies’ debut album ‘The Real Testament’ (2007). Afterwards, the EDS trio gets into their ‘Versus/Verses’ segment, where they determine who had the better verse on ‘Gold Roses’ by Rick Ross and Drake, ‘Baby’ by Lil Baby & DaBaby and ‘Bang’ by Conway The Machine ft. Eminem. Later in the show, the crew highlights Maryland rapper Shordie Shordie on their ‘Fast Break’ segment. Following this, the squad does their ‘Big Facts of B.S.’ segment, where they discuss Lenny S’ tweet about album listening sessions being ‘pointless.’ To close out the episode, the trio goes through some quick hits about Yung Miami’s car being targeted in a recent drive by shooting, Megan Thee Stallion’s upcoming single featuring Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign, Post Malone’s new album announcement and Westside Gunn and Benny The Butcher’s recent partnership with Roc Nation.

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  1. This is why groupthink is dangerous. People aren't really hearing Wayno's point, and just jumping on the wagon. He wasn't saying Jay was the hottest in 011, just saying he was still considered the man then. Yeah, Kanye was more popular, but people were definitely still checking for Jay. It's called Watch the Throne, two "kings" in Hip-hop unite, that's why it was a moment. I feel like a bunch of kids who weren't on Jay think the world revolves around only their opinion. Tired of all these fake-objective comments.

  2. I was not into Jay z at all never have been not to say he not good but fam nah and i was in high school 2011 graduated 2013 all my homies felt the same but we wasnt too hard on Kanye either and we from texas born and raised

  3. I turned 13 years old two days after WTT dropped. Even though Kanye and Jay are both in my Top 5 all time favorite list of hip-hop artists, AK is right. Middle schoolers and high schoolers that I knew at the time weren’t looking for Jay like they were looking for Ye, Wayne, and Drake. That’s just facts. That’s not disrespect to Jay, but it is what it is.

  4. Unpopular Opinion: I know it's "cool" to hate on AK and whatever and he has his flaws but dude is really IN TUNE with the hiphop culture and music, and is never afraid to say it like he thinks it is. What he said about WTT makes perfect sense but a bunch of NY niggas and oldheads gonna flame him like he dissing Jay Z when he clearly wasn't.
    It's funny how his haters try to pretend like he isn't relevant when I've seen literally every popular rapper in dude's IG comments, besides maybe Kendrick.

  5. Jay was definitely riding ye wave as he always do. That’s where drake learned it from frfr. Jay doesn’t always get a pass Especially when he’s known to block others shine for himself

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