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Kendrick Lamar and Drake get personal by releasing new tracks hours apart | News of Entities and Arts

The rappers have been trading veiled barbs for years, but recently they’ve been much more direct about their mutual dislike.

By Claire Gilbody Dickerson, news reporter


Saturday 4 May 2024 09:18, United Kingdom

Kendrick Lamar and Drake have released new diss tracks as the feud between them escalates with brutal verses that drag down their families.

The sea earlier this week responded to two Drake songs with Euphoria – where he called the Canadian rapper a “hustler.”

On Friday, Duck responded with Family Matters, responding, “Why don’t you ever hug your kid and tell him to say cheese? We could have left the kids out of this, don’t blame me.”

The lyrics appear to be a repeat of Lamar questioning his parenting skills in Euphoria.

In his latest release, Drake, the world’s most listened to hip hop artist, also appeared to suggest that one of Lamar’s children had been fathered by someone else.

Kendrick Lamar got equally personal in his almost immediate response, Meet the Grahams, which mentions Drake’s son, Adonis, as well as his mother and father, Sandra and Dennis Graham.

“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 unresponsive,” Lamar states.



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Duck and Lamar, whose fourth album won a Pulitzer Prize, have been trading thinly veiled barbs for years.

But the avalanche of distortion themes shows how their animosity has become more personal and much less subtle.

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Last month, Drake released Push Ups, which poked fun at Lamar’s collaborations with Taylor Swift and pop group Maroon 5.

He followed with Taylor Made Freestyle, another work that called Lamar a coward for not responding.

that track caused controversy as it used an AI-generated Tupac Shakur voice – with the late rapper’s estate threatening to sue.

Lamar responded earlier this week with Euphoria, where he told Drake, “You’re not a rap artist, you’re a hustler hoping to be accepted.”