DJ Akademiks Sparks Controversy by Ranking Drake’s “OVO Fest” Higher Than Kendrick Lamar’s “The Pop Out”

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    DJ Akademiks Criticizes Kendrick Lamar’s The Pop Out – Ken & Friends Compared to Drake and J. Cole’s Festivals

    DJ Akademiks sparked controversy with his recent comments comparing Drake and J. Cole’s music festivals to Kendrick Lamar’s latest show, The Pop Out – Ken & Friends. During a livestream clip shared on social media, Akademiks claimed that both Drake and J. Cole have been putting on festivals bigger for their respective cities with OVO Fest and Dreamville Fest, than Kendrick Lamar did with The Pop Out.

    Akademiks criticized Kendrick Lamar for not featuring any artists during his show, while highlighting J. Cole’s efforts to platform younger artists at Dreamville Festival and Drake’s similar approach with OVO Fest. Fans took to social media to express their disagreement with Akademiks’ take, with one user emphasizing the cultural significance of The Pop Out as a tribute to West Coast culture and its fallen legends.

    This isn’t the first time Kendrick Lamar’s The Pop Out has been compared to Drake’s OVO Fest. The debate was reignited when a clip of Drake performing his Meek Mill diss track, “Back to Back,” at OVO Fest in 2015 circulated online. Stay tuned for more updates on DJ Akademiks, Drake, and Kendrick Lamar on HotNewHipHop.

    As an Editor at HotNewHipHop, Cole Blake covers a wide range of topics including music festivals, pop culture, sports, and more. With a background in journalism from St. John’s University, Cole brings a unique perspective to his writing. Follow him for the latest updates on hip-hop and entertainment news.