To me Drake is just Ja Rule with a more wholesome image. Atleast Ja had Venin Vetti Vicci, i can't say Drake has touched that. I don't think Drake is a wack rapper, i think he is like a ''B'' student in that he doesn't excel at any skillset (lyrics, flow, delivery, etc). He just does everything good.
I honestly don't know how i feel about LL. I get he has classic albums and records, but skill wise has he ever really been great. I think he is an example of a good songwriter, but mediocre rapper like how Drake is. He doesn't excel lyrically in any aspect (worldplay, double entendre's, etc), flow isn't all time great like a G Rap, etc. I'll give LL stage presence, one of the goats.
I think his biggest problem is he became formulaic with the female songs and alienated hiphop heads.
The older i get the more and more i've come to the realization the root of blacks problem in this country and other countries stems from financial literacy. A formal education is quite overrated and this is coming from a nigga with three degrees. lol We don't know how to manage money, how to make money, and how to recycle it in our communities. Then we find ourselves living check to check in low paying jobs, having to depend on white lending companies who don't want to lend us shit,etc. Money is the deep down root cause of blacks issues imo. Our parents didn't know shit about finances and in return they didn't teach us shit.