Jim Jones has crowned Drake the greatest rapper of all time during an interview early this week and he has a solid argument to back it up.
During his conversation with Complex, Capo claimed there’s no one more fitting of the G.O.A.T. rapper title than Drizzy. According to Jones, Drake’s 15-year journey in the Hip Hop game has never been seen before.
“I would say he’s the greatest of all time,” the Dipset member stated. “I would just give that to him. And I mean, there’s a lot of people from the beginning and people that invented Hip Hop, I know. But the greatest of all time, it’s a big statement, and the relevancy that he keeps showing year after year, hit after hit, record after record. Any song that he has put out has seemed to go multiple platinum. That’s never happened before in history.”
He continued: “I mean, there are a few other people that do astronomical numbers like that, but he really in it, you know what I mean? From all angles of music. It ain’t no place you go where they’re not going to play some Drake records to get the party started. He moves around here like the real Bruce Wayne. He’s my spirit animal, man. I just got to give credit where credit is due, and not taking away from nobody else.”
Jim Jones then brought up comparisons to JAY-Z and how although he’s one of the greatest rappers of all time, he’s not as strong of a force as Drake is now on the Hip Hop scene. According to Jim, Hov “exited music a long time ago.”
“What [JAY-Z] has done to this game is astronomical, he’s like Michael Jordan for what he has put on and what he has done since he came in the game and where he’s at right now,” Jim added. “But Jay exited music a long time ago. And that space, that void, I don’t know if it’s a void, but Drake has not exited, and he’s still going strong to this day, and it doesn’t seem like he’s stopping no time soon.”
He added: “But in this day, us highlighting our era really don’t hold no merit in what’s functioning right now… So, we tend to forget a lot of that shit from back in those days.”
Jim Jones’ take on Drizzy isn’t too farfetched given the numbers the Toronto megastar has put up in his career. Drake has sold over 170 million records worldwide and is ranked as the highest-certified digital singles artist in the country by the Recording Industry Association of America.
If that weren’t enough, his numbers on the Billboard charts are ridiculous. He has 11 No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 and holds further Hot 100 records such as: the most Top 10 singles (67), most charted songs (293), the most simultaneously charted songs in one week (27), the most Hot 100 debuts in one week (22) and the most continuous time on the Hot 100 (431 weeks).
He also has the most No. 1 singles on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Hot Rap Songs, and Rhythmic Airplay charts.
This isn’t the first time Jim Jones has spoken about Drake. Last month, Jimmy crowned Drizzy the fifth member of Dipset following their joint performance at the OVO boss’ string of shows at the Apollo Theater. Drake brought Dipset out on stage and even wore some of Cam’ron’s iconic jackets.
The Diplomats rapper took to Instagram to share a video of Drizzy wearing a jacket adorned with the group’s logo as Cam’ron and Juelz Santana‘s “Oh Boy” played through the speakers.
“@champagnepapi official 5th member of #DIPSet,” he wrote in the caption. “U did tht thnku bless up to the whole #OVO.”
Meanwhile, Jim Jones has just dropped a new collaborative album with Hitmaka titled Back In My Prime. Released on Friday (March 10), it comes equipped with eight tracks and includes features from Jeremih, Ty Dolla $ign, Stefflon Don and more.