Jim Jones says there’s only one artist that can go up against JAY-Z in a Verzuz battle and it’s not Lil Wayne, Kanye West or Nas. The Diplomats alum weighed on the debate during a recent interview with Bally Sports’ Brandon “Scoop B” Robinson.
“I’ve thought about it a million times,” Jones said during the chat. “JAY made all the sense in the world and he’s one of the illest people I’ve seen get on stage when it comes to performances, from the days of his Summer Jams spats when he used to put people on the Summer Jam screen and embarrass them. So, I don’t know if people are ready for that type of warfare.”
“I don’t think they’re ready for how he’s going to come,” he continued. “They’re worried about the hits he has, but I know that his wittiness and his creativity is way more iller than the hits he has. So, I would leave that alone if I was most of them.”
“The person I would say that would put up the best fight would be Drake, hands down,” Jones said. “And no, Drake hasn’t been here for the duration that JAY has been, but Drake has put out platinum hits every time he’s put a record out and we all know every single one of Drake’s hits for the past 10 to some odd years that he’s been in this game, which is a long stretch for doing music, and he’s breaking a lot of records when it comes to entries.”
“When it comes to 20 hits, I think that Drake would be the top candidate to jump into the ring with JAY,” he continued. “I know it’s a lot of different things that people say in regards to his qualifications and all that, but when we’re talking about hits and commanding everybody’s attention and making the fuckin’ stadium go crazy? Don’t play with that boy, ya dig? And I’m talking about right now.”
Hov’s ideal Verzuz opponent has been a topic of heavy discussion ever since the 52-year-old rap icon said no one could face him on the Verzuz stage. Several artists have begged to differ, while others have argued for or against possible candidates.
See a clip from Jones‘ interview on Twitter below.