There's lots of smh ("shaking my head") on Twitter this morning, thanks to the trending topic #DrakevsCommon. The majority of tweets seems to think it's "common sense" to prefer 39-year-old rapper Common to 25-year-old hip-hopper Drake -- who, like Trix, is supposedly just for kids.
But why is an American rapper who gained an underground following in the '90s being compared to a Canuck "Degrassi" alumnus?
Critics have suggested that Common takes aim at Drake on his new single, "Sweet," which has him singing lines like, "You should never wanna go against me/You know man, you too soft for that man." The Drake connection came specifically from the line, "Singing all around me man, la la la/You ain't motherf---ing Frank Sinatra." Drake famously channeled Ol' Blue Eyes last year during a promo for the MTV Video Music Awards.
If you think it's a tenuous connection at best, you might be correct: Common has since denied the third single on his upcoming album, "The Dreamer/The Believer," is aimed at anyone in particular. He also said Drake "makes some good music."
"I'm just talking about whoever the cap fits," Common said on V103 Atlanta's "The Frank and Wanda Morning Show" earlier this month. "I'm talking about rappers out there that's soft and doing the same thing. So if the cap fits, then that's who it is. That's all it is. It's whoever the cap fits, then let 'em wear it."
Regardless of whether Common is "to hip-hop what Obama is to politics," the Drake vs. Common debate is inspiring some lyrical tweets of its own. Here are some of the funniest from the #DrakeVSCommon hashtag: