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Deric ‘D-Dot’ Angelettie Says Drake Is a Worthy Opponent for Jay Z

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you are well aware that Drake and Jay Z have been throwing some lyrical jabs at each other over the past few weeks. And with verbal shots flying in both directions, it seems like the perfect time to get the Madd Rapper’s take on this latest hip-hop competition.

The Urban Daily caught up with producer Deric “D-Dot” Angelettie, who has worked with Hov, to get his thoughts on Drake vs. Jay Z.

“I most definitely think he answered Jay, but he did it the way Jay did it!” the former member of the Hitmen production team said of Drake’s ‘Draft Day’ single. “He said, ‘Chill, Sprite got me on payroll.’ That’s some real adult rap! He’s doing what Jay does. When he said ‘Just hits, no misses, that’s for the married folk’ you gotta catch all those little lines. If he wasn’t going at Jay, Jay should still take it personal because ain’t but two people he can be speaking to. I enjoyed it. The same way I enjoyed Nas and ‘Ether’ I and all that I’m enjoying Drake, because the kid is nice. Anybody that says he isn’t they are insanely bugging. I think we water him down because he’s talented in other areas. Just imagine if Jay Z could sing, would we still be thinking he’s the best ever? Our ignorance says you can’t be nice in more than one thing. But that kid is stupid nice and I’ve worked with the best of them.

Angelettie also explained that he feels Jay Z admires Drake for coming back at him.

“I would bet all my cribs that Jay Z heard ‘Draft Day’ and a smile came over his face because he realized this is a formidable opponent,” Angelettie said. “This kid ain’t no chump. [Jay] is still the god MC. But this ain’t some of those other guys. This is comparable to what Nas brought to his ass. He’s not scared, but he’s kind of enjoying this at the same time. Like ‘Ok young fella, you aight. Let me put my foot in this for a second. I can’t just sit back. I’m really gonna have to spank this kid.’ It’s competition and comradery at the same time.”

Via The Urban Daily.

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