Yasiin Bey Challenges the Rap Game Says He, King Los and Black Thought Will Battle Anyone – Lupe Fiasco Accepts First

2015 has been the year of surprises, from albums seemingly dropping from the sky without the typical promo expected in past years to “so called beef with you know who”, it just somehow got even better.

As everyone continues to weigh in on the Drake and Meek Mill situation, it appears the heavy hitters and truest MC’s have had enough. After hearing a few jabs from Kendrick Lamar on the ‘Compton’ album last night, we wake up to one of the greats Yasiin Bey issuing an open challenge to everyone in the rap world. He says that a collective of him, Black Thought and King Los will battle anyone, anywhere, anytime.

“I’m tired of these dudes pretending they dope, you alright but relax.”

Hearing that challenge would wake up some lyrical giants in years past but what about the new age of artists? Who will respond? There is one who we all knew would respond as he has never been shy when it comes to expressing his mind or the level of skill he possesses…Lupe Fiasco. The Chicago wordsmith wasted no time responding via IG to accept the challenge and even got straight to work posting a few bars for fun.

This is exactly what we needed right now, the balance remains in music and hip hop fans everywhere are in for a treat. Thanks Girard. Check out the clip of Yasiin Bey issuing the challenge below and hit us @SwaysUniverse to let us know which 3 artists you would like to see matched up against them.

Dear Yasiin Bey, Whenever, wherever, whoever… Sincerely, Lupe Fiasco

A photo posted by Lupe Fiasco – Bogglin’ Giblets (@lupefiasco) on


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