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Drake Vs. Lil Wayne Tour Ramps Up

Going up against your boss is never a small feat, but Drake proves that he is more than ready to go toe-to-toe with his mentor and Young Money label head in the Drake vs. Lil Wayne tour. Exciting lyrical battle? Check. Swag-dropping braggadocio? Check. One hell of a publicity stunt? Check.

But has the student become the master now?

The Drake vs. Lil Wayne tour began August 8 and is slated and go until September 27, hitting dozens of cities across the United States. To amp up their tour, the two have even released a DvsLW app where the two look like superheroes, clown each other, and bring fans in on the action! Fans can use the app to select their city, vote for either Drake or Lil Wayne and “button mash” to allow either rapper to “power up” like a Street Fighter video game. Ultimately, as the popular rappers visit each city, fans are able to chose whom they think is the best rapper in the world. True to the competitive nature of hip-hop, this battle rap app fits right in. Talk about creative marketing!

So far, Lil Wayne has been in the lead. But recently in Hartford, Connecticut, thousands of wet soggy fans actually chose Drake as the winner this round. As part of the experience, fans even get to select who comes out first during the set. When it comes to the set list, the two platinum-selling rappers have enough hits to go around. From Lil Wayne’s: “A Milli,” “Go DJ,” “Drop The World,” “Lollipop,” and “How To Love” to Drake’s “Started From The Bottom,” “Find Your Love,” “Marvin’s Room,” “Hold On We’re Going Home” to duets “The Motto,” “HYFR” and the latest “Believe Me,” the set list for these shows is reportedly 51 songs long!

And so, the battle rages on. Will the young Jedi, Drizzy Drake, be able to beat one of rap’s Yodas, Lil Wayne? We’ll find out in in September. Until then. May the force be with them both.

To see tour dates and get tickets please visit Ticketmaster.


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Mic check 1,2,1,2. Not the words you expect to bust out of Orange County, California, but that's where Deborah Jane found her funk. Daughter of Guyanese immigrants, Deborah grew up in an all-white suburb where she was one of the only black kids in her school. (Fun fact: She didn't make her first black friend until attending Stanford University). Hip-hop gave her a voice and helped her discover her roots. Now she is an emcee and writer who both spits raps and writes editorials, TV shows and films - especially hip-hop musicals!

At Stanford, she wrote and produced an award-winning hip-hop musical, Strange Fruit: The Hip-Hopera (www.strangefruithiphopera.com) - now in development as a feature film. Deborah also launched her hip-hip theatre webseries, The HOTT (www.youtube.com/TheHOTTtv), published in Urban Cusp Magazine. Currently, she is penning her first hip-hop album, Do You Love Me Deborah Jane? And do you? She truly hopes you all love her.

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