Kanye West has weighed in on the stewing rivalry between Drake, J Cole, and Kendrick Lamar.
Kanye West has weighed in on the stewing rivalry between Drake, J Cole, and Kendrick Lamar.

Kanye West enters the fray: rivalry between Drake, J Cole, and Lamar

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Kanye West has weighed in on the stewing rivalry between Drake, J Cole, and Kendrick Lamar.

The ongoing feud among hip-hop giants Kendrick Lamar, J Cole, and Drake has recently intensified, with Kanye West also entering the fray. 

The conflict traces back to last year when Cole referred to the trio as “the big three,” a label that Lamar vehemently rejected.

Kanye West’s Verbal Assault

Adding fuel to the fire, Kanye West, a longstanding adversary of Drake, took aim at the Toronto rapper on a remix of Lamar, Future, and Metro Boomin’s track “Like That.” 

West criticized Drake’s lyrical prowess and questioned the terms of his record deal with Universal Music, suggesting that he had undersold his music rights for minimal compensation.

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West’s Remix Debut

West’s remix premiered on Justin Laboy’s radio show, “The Download,” and began with a reference to Lamar, using his nickname “Dot.” While only a snippet was initially aired, a longer version later surfaced online, although its authenticity remained uncertain.

Origins of the Conflict

The roots of the conflict can be traced back to a dispute over a beat in 2018, which escalated with Pusha T’s revealing track, produced by West, exposing Drake’s secret son. The tensions flared further on last year’s Drake and J Cole collaboration, “First Person Shooter,” where the controversial “big three” reference emerged.

Fiery Responses

Lamar’s incendiary verse on “Like That” ignited the feud anew, asserting his dominance and dismissing the notion of a “big three.” 

Cole countered with his own track, “7 Minute Drill,” criticizing Lamar’s recent album and insinuating a decline in quality. Drake, however, intensified the conflict with his defiant track, “Push Ups (Drop And Give Me 50).”

Uncertain Resolution

Despite intermittent attempts to de-escalate the conflict, such as Cole’s apology, the feud shows no signs of abating. As the hip-hop heavyweights continue to trade verbal blows, the outcome remains uncertain, leaving fans eagerly anticipating the next chapter in this ongoing saga.

Jean Martin

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