2 Chainz must be feeling reminiscent this week, as he has taken to social media to bring up a track that is eight years old. The rapper shared a meme featuring the cover art for Kanye West‘s hit single “Mercy” with the question: “Everybody BODIED this track but who had the best verse?”
2 Chainz had a clear answer for inquiring minds, captioning the post “No disrespect but I kilt all dem boys,” meaning not only does he feel that he out-rapped Kanye, but also Big Sean and Pusha-T who featured on the song as well.
The 42-year-old rapper’s “Mercy” verse is widely regarded as one of the best of his career. “Okay, now catch up to my campaign,” he rapped. “Coupe the color of mayonnaise. I’m drunk and high at the same time drinkin’ champagne on the airplane. Spit rounds like a gun range. Beat it up like Rampage. Hundred bands, cut your girl now your girl need a Band-Aid. Grade A, A1, chain the color of Akon,” and so it goes.
“Mercy” served as the lead single from West’s G.O.O.D. Music compilation album Cruel Summer. The song went four times platinum and peaked at number 13 on the US Billboard Hot 100, while reaching number one on the US Billboard Hot Rap Songs and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts.
So, who do you feel had the best verse on “Mercy?” Let us know in the comments below.