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Kendrick vrs Drake So Far: A Seeming Everlasting Rap Feud

With the rate of releases coming from each other's camp, it is impossible to predict how long this rap battle will last with both rappers going ruthlessly against each other, despite Drake claiming he will not respond if Lamar releases more music aimed at him.

The Drake vs. Kendrick Lamar rap battle has taken an interesting turn, with both rappers releasing scathing tracks about each other’s personal lives over the weekend.

After the release of “Euphoria,” Kendrick Lamar released another song titled 6:16 in L.A, last Friday, May 3, 2024. The title of Lamar’s track is a reference to Drake’s timestamp series, a collection of songs whose titles include a time and a place. (4 pm in Calabasas, 8 am in Charlotte, 6 pm in New York). “Euphoria and 6:16” were rebuttals to Drake’s “Taylor Made Freestyle” and “Push-ups.”

In contrast, Drake released a seven-and-a-half-minute song titled “Family Matters,” in which he implies that Kendrick’s general manager is the real father of one of his children.

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“Your baby mama captions always screaming save me, you did her dirty all her life. You tryna make peace, I heard that one of them little kids might be Dave Free, don’t make it Dave Free’s. Cause if your GM is your BM secret BD, then this all making plenty f**king sense to me,” Drake raps.

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Drake accuses Lamar of behaving like an activist who constantly tries to instil pro-black consciousness in his songs but refuses to even visit his neighbourhood to provide financial support. 

“Out here begging for attention, n***a say please. Always rapping like you about to get the slaves free. You just acting like an activist, it’s make-believe. But you won’t even go into your hood and plant money trees.”

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Drake makes a reference to Kendrick winning Grammys regardless of the type of songs he releases. In the song’s latter half, he also mocks Kendrick’s aunty, who is currently a transgender man.

“Kendrick just opened his mouth. Someone go hand him a Grammy right now. Where is your uncle at? Cause I wanna talk to the man of the house. West Coast n***as like to fades right? Come get this ass whoppin’, I’m handing them out.”

Within an hour, Kendrick responded with the six-and-a-half-minute track “Meet the Grahams.” He begins the song by informing Drake’s son, Adonis, that he is sorry Drake is his father. 

“Dear Adonis, I’m sorry that man is your father, let me be honest It takes a man to be a man, your dad is not responsive. I look at him and wish your grandpa woulda wore a condom. I’m sorry that you gotta grow up and then stand behind him.”

He then addressed Drake’s mother, Sandra Graham, and told her about Drake’s habit of hurting the girls he dates.

“Dear Sandra, your son got some habits, I hope you don’t undermine them. Especially with all the girls that’s hurt inside this climate.” 

Kendrick also claims Drake has an 11-year-old daughter who he has neglected.

“Should be teaching you timetables or watching Frozen with you. Or at your eleventh birthday, singing poems with you. Instead, he be in Turks, paying for sex and popping Percs.”

In other parts of the song, Lamar mentions all of Drake’s vices, such as alcohol, gambling, and drugs.

“You got gamblin’ problems, drinkin’ problems/Pill-poppin’ and spendin’ problems, bad with money, whorehouse/Solicitin’ women problems, therapy’s a lovely start,” Kendrick raps.

Lamar quickly followed up “Meet the Grahams” with “Not Like Us,” which he released on May 4, 2024. He made explosive accusations against Drake, tagging him as a paedophile.

“Say, Drake, I hear you like em young  You better not ever go to cell block one, To any b*tch that talk to him and they in love, just make sure you hide your little sister from him.”

The Compton rapper also targeted some of Drake’s O.V.O label artists, such as R&B singer PartyNextDoor and rapper Baka Not Nice.

“And Party at the party, playing with his nose now. And Baka got a weird case, why is he around? Certified Lover Boy? Certified paedophiles. Why he trollin’ like a b*tch? Ain’t you tired? Tryna strikes a chord and it’s probably A-Minor.”

Then, on Monday, May 6, 2024, Drake released a new song called “The Heart Part 6,” which is a reference to a series of Kendrick Lamar songs of the same name.

Drake reveals in the song that, he planted a mole to feed Lamar false information for his “Mr.Graham” track.

“We plotted for a week and we fed you the information. A daughter that’s 11 years old, I bet he takes it. We thought about giving a fake name or a destination, but you so thirsty, you not concerned with investigation”

He goes further to deny the paedophile allegations Lamar made against him in his song “Not Like Us.”

“I’ve never been with no one underage but now I understand why this is the angle you really mess with.  Just for clarity I feel disgusted. I’m too respected. If I was f**king young girls I promise I’d have been arrested.”

He brings up Lamar’s manager, Dave Free again, having a child with his wife Whitney Alford.

“Deep cuts that never healed, and now they got infected. Like if Dave really f**ked your girl and got her pregnant, talk about breeding resentment.

I’m not sure how to ease the sentiment, this sh*t’s too intimate. I’m praying you recover from both instances, but you a piece of sh*t, so this sh*t really no coincidence.”

With the rate of releases coming from each other’s camp, it is impossible to predict how long this rap battle will last with both rappers going ruthlessly against each other, despite Drake claiming he will not respond if Lamar releases more music aimed at him.

“I give a fuck about your streaming data. You can drop a hundred more records, I’ll see ya later, yeah, maybe when you meet your maker. I don’t wanna fight with a woman beater, it feeds your nature.”

There are still ongoing social media speculations that both rappers are working on new tracks aimed at one another. 

Listen to the released songs below:

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