Who’s Drake’s Favorite Rapper, Like For Real?

“For anybody that doesn’t believe in me, your favorite rappers do.” —Drake, XXL May 2010

Game (and his N.W.A., Eazy-E and 2Pac tattoos) was once regarded as the biggest rapper stan in hip-hop but Drake might be giving him a run for his money. The Toronto star’s crowned everyone from Em and Wayne to Andre 3000 and more as the “greatest.” He’s even expanded over into R&B, calling Trey Songz the songbird of our generation, a mix between Fergie and Jesus “the greatest R&B singer of our generation.”

Although it’s a fair for some to consider Drake as hip-hop’s fav rap rookie, that might simply be because he’s every rappers’ biggest fan. We know what it’s like to love a rapper but it’s starting to seem like Drake loves every rapper and we just want to know… who’s your real favorite, Drizzy?

Is it Eminem?

Drake surprised fans at Toronto’s OVO festival this past weekend with a surprise Eminem performance. After Em finished his verse on “Forever,” Drake commanded, “Toronto, I want you to make some muthafuckin’ noise for the greatest of all time—Eminem!” …Right before Jay-Z went on. Bold.

Is it Andre 3000?

In a recent interview with Paper magazine, Drake admitted that he has a “shrine” to the Southern MC in his house.

“I have a shrine in my apartment dedicated to Andre. I took a door off a barn and had an artists take the lyrics from his verses [and put them] on this barn door. As soon as you walk into my apartment that’s the first thing you see.”

  • yeayeayea

    who gives a shit

  • Sha

    Don’t know…… Don’t care…… He needs to make a real hip-hop album. That stuff he released was waaaaaay too R&B….

  • HU

    Garbage post.

  • John Cochran

    I know who XXL’s favorite rapper is, cause yall alwqays on his dick. Give it a rest. Useless post

  • ff1one@yahoo.com

    so, garbage. hsi fav is jayz. i read an article that drake is on his last minute of his 15. is it tru? idk his buzz is dying really fast.

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  • Casey

    Drake once said he used to like Michael Jackson as a kid? Is it Michael Jackson? In one interview, Drake is eating a tuna fish sandwich (yeah, we caught that!) Is it tuna fish?

    • http://www.myspace.com/slotchmusic ms_spittuh

      LOL @ Casey! “Is it tuna fish?”…

  • CJ

    How do you leave out Jay-Z?

  • RR

    I was all prepared to vote for Jay-Z but he’s not even on the list.

    “I never cried when Pac died, but I probably will when Hov does…” – Drake

    Epic fail Brooklyne Gibson.

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  • niggerfaggot

    whats will all the drake hate? I think he has the sickest album out right now, his flow and lyrics are genius! his beats are amazing and I will continue to listen to my canadian nigga. get off his dick and respect the man!

  • R2

    As much as I would like to know who’s Drake’s favorite rapper is, I DO think think that XXL
    can make a much better article than get inside the head of another rapper. C’mon XXL, you can
    do WAAAAAAAY better than this.

  • R2J

    As much as I would like to know who’s Drake’s favorite rapper is, I DO think that XXL can
    make a much better article than get inside the head of another rapper. C’mon XXL, you can do WAAAAAAAY better than this. Step your game up.

  • kedordu

    I LIKE DRAKE BUT YO THIS GUY WASNT BUILT TO BE IN THE GREAT BRIGHT LIGHTS . HES JUST TOO DRY MAN . HE SHOULD BE ONE OF THOSE ALMOST GOLD ARTISTS OR SOMETHING . FUCK ITS KINDA WEIRD THO CAUSE RYAN LESLIE OPENED THE DOORS FOR A DRAKE . AND DID THAT DUDES ALBUM JUST COME AND GO ?

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  • Rap24

    One thing is for sure though.EM,Jay and Andre3000 are 3 of the very best MCs out there.Lets hope they all continue to make great music for us to enjoy.

  • bullets

    THERES NO SUCJ THING AS A RAPPER THATS REALLY THEEE BEST I DONT BUY INTO THAT NOTION AND WHO CARES WHO DRAKES FAVORITE IS HE AINT NICE SO THAT PERSON OBVIOUSLY SUCKS OR DRAKE JUST PICKING RAPPERS THAT HE DONT LISTEN TOO OUT OF HATS…..

  • http://xxlmag.com real

    This nigga is very over rated. he’s trying to find his position in hip hop. If he didnt have any type of Jew blood in him,he would just be another nigga trying to get in the game. No beef with Jews but they own hip hop media.

  • Anonymous

    Drake’s favorite rapper has to be Wayne without him Drake would still be doin radio shows in Toronto hopin to get a deal done so he could get fame other than bein on Degrassi!! As far as Drake fallin off ya’ll silly! He came out with a stellar R&B album thats what he does rap/sing ya dig!! He dropped So Far Gone which was a lyrical masterpiece that had 2 no. 1 singles its never been done b4!! Ya’ll jus remember when he kill it on the next one that U said he sucked so stay off the band wagon bitches!!!

  • Jerod

    I’m MY favorite rapper. Drake’s favorite rapper is probably Drake.

  • El Tico Loco

    You’ve interviewed him a million times and never bothered to ask? Now you’re asking the readers? WTF

  • Real

    drake sucks r&b faggot xxl needs to watch themselves they cant even compare that bitch to The Game man brake lights mixtape was better than any of drake’s album don’t ever say he gives the game a run for his money my ass

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  • http://www.kingraphics.com King Eugne

    I’m a huge Little Brother fan and I remember on the Drake song “Get Over It” (sampled from Little Brother) he clearly says at the beginning “Tae you know you my favorite rapper right?”

    Dont really mean shit but I just thought I’d throw that out there.

  • faberge

    dudes cut drizzy some slack,the kid a yaer younger than i,but he’s with it….he a good musician…a lil’ love when one of us makes it wont give you a v.d!snitchaters…drizzy my nigga,do you…grab ‘em for ransom,then kill ‘em ans still dont collect the ransom money…bitches

  • http://yahoo.com nobody

    man the nigga elZHi doper that anybody named on these comments. PERIOD!! drizzy got a nice collaboration w/ him and phonte. that anita baker loop is sweet too. (respect to 3000, & little brother)

  • crim6rapp

    fucc drake & his lame-ass r&b bullshit.

    @jerod: you said drake’s fav rapper is probably drake. that’d prolly be true x-cept drake aint even rap! he’s like some weak-ass watered down R&B.

    @xxlmag: i dunno why he has 2 have just ONE favorite anyway. i mean, obviously nobody gives a shit who his REAL fav is, but so fuccn wat if he likes a lotta rapperz. i like lil scrappy, lil boosie, & cassidy. i can’t pic just ONE fav cuz they all different & i like em all. so why da fucc should drake have just ONE fav?

  • oscarcaliluv

    who gives a shit hes weak

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  • Brandon

    Why everyone gotta give him crap, he is a good rapper who has nice flow and good beats. All of the other great rappers stand behind him and support him so why can’t you all do it too? Doesn’t make any sense to me.