By Aaron Tian

Here at P&P, we take music journalism very seriously. That is why we have taken it upon ourselves to answer the age-old question: What if there were Pokémon cards for rappers? We got the idea when Drake and Lil Wayne released Capcom cards as a part of the VIP package on their tour.

It got us thinking about what it would look like if all rappers had their own trading cards: Their elements, powers, strengths and weaknesses…

Maybe, one day, this will be the new craze, and children in schoolyards everywhere will be shouting things like:

“I’ll trade ya E-40 for Just Blaze!”

“How about Ja Rule and Ab Soul for Q-Tip?”

But hey, we’re dreamers. For now, enjoy these 14 rappers and one bonus Beyoncé as Pokémon cards.

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