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Music review

Lil Wayne, Drake face off at XFinity Center

MANSFIELD — It’s not every day you go to a large-scale concert wondering who the night’s winner will be, but the summer tour featuring the New Orleans MC-slash-mogul Lil Wayne and the child actor-turned-hip-hop megastar Drake is all about twists in the name of entertainment. Billed as “Drake vs. Lil Wayne,” the shows combine the storied idea of the rap battle, where foes try to outrhyme each other, with the concept of the fighting game, where avatars do the bidding of players in one-on-one combat.

The pretenses toward battle were strong, but they were in good fun — Wayne and Drake belong to the Young Money crew, and have been allied since the days when Drake was only releasing mixtapes.

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