The Doll House with Babydoll

The Doll House with Babydoll

The Doll House with Babydoll

So, here’s the messy details on Drake vs. Kendrick Lamar, two giants in Hip Hop who’ve gone from bros dropping tracks together to throwing shade like it’s sunny in the rap game. Let’s dive into this rollercoaster relationship, marking the moments that turned their bromance into a full-on lyrical boxing match:

The Beginning: Mutual Respect (2010-2011)

Both Drake and Kendrick Lamar came up at the same time, gaining recognition in the hip-hop world for their unique styles and lyrical prowess. They were seen collaborating on tracks like “Poetic Justice” and “Buried Alive Interlude,” with a mutual respect for each other’s talent.

In August 2013, Kendrick Lamar dropped his feature on Big Sean’s track “Control,” where he called out numerous rappers including Drake. In the verse, Kendrick proclaims himself as the “king of New York” and challenges other rappers to step up their game. This sparked a reaction from many artists, including Drake who responded with a subliminal diss track titled “The Language” and later addressed the situation in an interview, stating that he didn’t see the need to respond directly.

In 2014, Drake released “5AM in Toronto,” which many interpreted as a response to Kendrick’s “Control” verse. In the track, Drake raps about being on top of the rap game and not needing to engage in beefs with other artists. This was seen as a subtle jab at Kendrick’s claims of being the best rapper.

Kendrick Lamar released his critically acclaimed album “To Pimp a Butterfly” in 2015, which included the track “King Kunta.” In the song, Kendrick references Drake multiple times and even mimics his flow at one point. This was seen as a direct response to Drake’s subliminal diss tracks.

Since then, both artists have continued to throw subliminal shots at each other in their tracks, with Drake often referencing Kendrick’s name and Kendrick using similar flows as Drake in his songs. However, they have also shown signs of reconciliation, with Kendrick praising Drake’s music in interviews and the two being seen hanging out together.

The relationship between Drake and Kendrick Lamar has been a rollercoaster, with moments of respect and collaboration turning into subtle jabs and lyrical warfare. However, it’s clear that both artists have a deep admiration for each other’s talent and continue to push each other to be the best in the rap game. Only time will tell if this feud will escalate or eventually fizzle out, but one thing is for sure – their music continues to captivate audiences and solidify their places as icons in the hip-hop world. So let’s sit back, listen to their tracks, and appreciate the talent that is Drake and Kendrick Lamar.

  • Drake - Buried Alive Interlude (feat. Kendrick Lamar) HQ

  • The Turning Point: "Control" Diss (2013)

  • The Subtle Jabs: "5AM in Toronto" (2014)

  • The Direct References: "King Kunta" (2015)

  • The Saga Continues: Not so Subliminal Shots (Present)

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