“Successful” ft. Jay-Z (Live in Toronto) (Video)

    Jay-Z isn’t a man who does something without thinking about what he’ll get out of the deal. So damned if I can figure out what the hell the endgame is for him big-upping Drake, complicitly co-signing the guy killing off real rappers like Jay with each limp-wristed, oozy pop-rap single he places in the Top 40. Yet here Jay is, acting as Drake’s hypeman (not the other way around), as Drake runs through “Successful,” his hopelessly bland tale of wanting to be, you guessed it, successful, at a Jay concert in Toronto this weekend. Part of me hopes Jay turns on Drake soon (or vice versa), and then there will be a huge throwdown between Drake and Lil Wayne and Jay-Z. Nas could referee. [2 Dope Boyz]