Drake Says KOTD & Battle Rap Are Growing, Explains Absence From "WD4"

posted Thursday August 29 ,2013 at 09:00AM CDT | 18 comments

Drake Says KOTD & Battle Rap Are Growing, Explains Absence From

Drake talks about King of the Dot's "World Domination 4" and says that the Battle Rap scene is growing.

Although Drake's OVO sponsored King of the Dot's "World Domination 4," the Toronto emcee was unable to attend the Battle Rap event in Canada. Instead, Drake attended MTV's Video Music Awards in Brooklyn, New York. Drake took a moment to explain his absence from the event in a video released by KOTD. 

"It's killing me that I'm stuck in New York right now, rehearsing for VMAs," Drake said in the clip. "I've been watching the pay-per-view on live stream. Me and Organik spent so much time going back-and-forth on the phone trying to piece these battles together. Some of these battles are like dream battles that I wish I was there to see in person." 

After lamenting his absence, Drake also took time to share gratitude for others who made the event possible. 

"Thank you to everybody that came out to battle," Drake said. "The scene is getting so much bigger. King of the Dot is getting so much bigger. Thank you to the fans who showed up to the event and everybody watching online. Shout out to Organik. Shout out to Gully. Shout out to Lush One, my dog. Shout out to everyone who makes this possible."

The three-day event, which is still available for pay-per-view streaming, was recapped by Lush One in two exclusives to HipHopDX. Lush discussed various battles from the event, including DNA versus Charron, Dizaster versus Arsonal and Pat Stay versus Arcane

Drake also tweeted about the event as it was taking place, on Sunday (August 25). 

RELATED: Drake Laments Missing "World Domination 4," KOTD's Lush One Recaps Event

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  • r
    Drake would be nice in a battle imo. he needs to have a real back & forth diss track shit wiv sum1 not no common bullshit
  • Anonymous
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  • Edna N. Guy
    my buddy's ex-wife makes $77/hour on the laptop. She has been fired for six months but last month her pay check was $21524 just working on the laptop for a few hours. see this... www.Cafe44.com Shut up @huh? Lupe's response was creative and most diverse. And he wasn't even trying! Lupe is still dope have you heard F&LII? Production was crappy but still Lu always delivers lyrically.
  • Lorraine N. Smith
    my neighbor's aunt makes $77/hr on the computer. She has been without a job for nine months but last month her pay check was $17822 just working on the computer for a few hours. go to website... www.Cafe44.com Not to mention, Ross is from Carol City, the meanest part of Miami. He ran with the Boobie Boys (the gang that ran Miamis drug scene) and Ross was KENNETH BOOBIE WILLIAMS' FUCKING PROTEGE for godsakes
  • drizzy!
    Drake's the realest in the game. Always supporting real hip-hop.
    • Anonymous
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  • Anonymous
    He saw Lush One was going to be there and said, "fuck that fake shit."
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  • Anonymous
    Because Drake would be called in to battle which he cannot do
    • benben
      LOL!!!! That's what I said! He's just afraid someone will call him front and center.
    • Anonymous
      This would be funny if he wasn't front and center at the last one. I dont even like KOTD
  • Anonymous
    That battle rap is what's in right now. Checkout thegrandreport, they got some good hip hop videos on there
  • amaterasu
    hiphop dx on battle rap dick right now.
    • B
      A Hip Hop site covering real Hip Hop shit...what's the world coming to? If you want your daily dose of random violence, booty shaking and internet gangsterism go check out World Star "Hip Hop" and you'll get your fix.