Wyclef Predicts Drake / URL Event Will Have ‘Classic’ Battles
Wyclef Predicts Til Death Do Us Part Winners And Says Loaded Lux ââVs. Geechi Gotti will be one of the three classic battles of the night.
Wyclef is a longtime battle rap fan, he started his career fighting and has recently taken the spotlight on the stage. In the past two months alone, he’s sent bars in the direction of the Philly Freeway legend, shared battles from his favorite fight rappers, and even created his own fight rap challenge.
Now, the âGone ‘Til Novemberâ artist has shared his predictions with HipHopisReal on the upcoming Drake and URL collaboration event, Til Death Do Us Part, set to be the biggest event in combat rap history.
Jaz the rapper against. Gattas
It turned out to be difficult for Clef who said: “Jaz has a gift and Gattas of course is on a whole new level. I think you went for a classic. He struggled to pick a winner, prompting HipHopisReal to come up with a tough ultimatum; choose the correct winner or more Haitian food. Wyclef, unable to determine the winner, dodged the question. “If they said that, I would tell them that I grow my own food,” said the Haitian native.
Pat Stay against the real Sikh
Choosing between a Canadian Veteran Pat stays and the native of New Jersey True Sikh was easier. âI am amazed by both; the new school is definitely sick. I think Pat Stay’s experience will take it. He added: “I respect young people though!”
Tsu Surf vs. Calicoe
Next, Wyclef was asked to predict the rematch between the veterans Surf Tsu and calico who fought for the first time in 2014. “The rematch is definitely going to be very, very interesting.” He added that he was a huge fan of both artists and didn’t want people to assume he chose Surf because of any Jersey bias. âI think the two guys’ pun is really amazing. Calicoe is back on his crazy s ###. Slipping into the dialect, he said, “Calicoe is on this ‘Mi nuh play with nobody’ vibe.”
He ultimately opted for Surf for the win. âI’ve seen Surf come out of tough times before,â he said.
T-Rex vs. Rum Nitty
Wyclef took his time with this one. After a long pause, he explained that T-Rex is a draw, “one of those that would make us watch the fights because of the energy and what he brought to this game.” He went on to explain that he had been a T-Rex fan for a long time and recounted watching him and K-Shine at the time. “I go way back with T-Rex in the sense of looking at him, he probably didn’t even know that.” However, he added, âNitty Rum right now it’s just hard to beat.
Clef was asked why he considers rum so unique, especially after being in the industry for so long, he has heard “a million bars and a million metaphors”. He explained that Rum’s material is incredibly original. âRum has a way of saying it and it’s the other way around, his style of thinking. The way he puts the metaphors together. He went on to say that there are certain bars that you only catch if you are “awake” before adding, “The rum is going into your subconscious.” Choosing a winner, he said: “Both are amazing, but the rum.”
Tay Roc vs. Nu Jersey Twork
Wyclef also struggled to pick a winner from longtime fan favorites Tay-Roc, and Drake’s favorite fighter, Job. âWhat a battle,â he said. “This, once again, is set to be a punch party.” Unable to pick a winner, he compared it to the Battle of Jaz and Gattas saying, “You’ve gone to have a classic.”
Later in the interview, he returned to mention Twork’s originality and creativity, adding, “I remember his battle with Dougie and Dougie had some confidence in him, but Twork just had a new language that we had never heard before. So, it’s going to be interesting.
Lux charged against Geechi Gotti
Wyclef began his prediction for the main event battle by comparing Lux loaded to the founding fathers of hip-hop, The Last Poets. âHe’s literally like The Last Poets. One of the most talented of all time.
He prefaced his comments on Geechi gotti speaking of one of the smartest people he’s ever known, Crips co-founder and children’s book author Tookie Williams. âGeechi Gotti comes with this rebirth,â he said. âWhen he rhymes, I could hear Huey Newton inside the rhyme, like I heard a Panther sink. I hear a tribal thing going on. He predicted another classic battle and made an interesting comparison. âImagine The Last Poets show, and they do what they do, and then Bobby Seale comes out. The conversation is real.
Wyclef concluded the interview by saying, âI can’t wait to be there. Bobby Seale against the last poets. Buy your tickets now!
Watch the full interview with HipHopisReal below.