He the best alive right now
No you could argue he is the most popular, maybe the most successful at the moment too, nobody can deny the kid has charisma, but the best alive? Nah, you have to write your own rhymes and come up with your own flows for that.
Drake's success is due in part from 40 (crafting the so called Toronto sound), Wayne/YMCMB (got up with Wayne at the peak of the Wayne/YMCMB wave) and his ability to see whats hot and how to capitalize off of it (he's a Jew).
I say that, and I'm a fan of the boy.
Yall hate Drake for "captalizing on whats hot" like Every rapper wasnt on the reggae/reggaetone wave from 2002-2004. Reggae is Part of canadian hip hop/black culture forever. Thats nothing new, just an ignorant statement.
Number 2, Jay-Z. Whether it be best of Both Worlds, Linkin Park, H to the Izzo, Ha remix, and etc. Jay been doing that his whole career.
Jay writes his rhymes