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Kendrick Lamar Fires Up Another Shot at Drake With ‘Not Like Us’

The two rappers have been sparring via diss tracks for several weeks

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Kendrick Lamar and Drake traded barbs on Friday, with Drake accusing Lamar of infidelity on “Family Matters” and Kendrick claiming Drake has a secret daughter on “Meet the Grahams.” But the weekend is not over, nor is this beef. On Saturday, Lamar dropped another diss track called “Not Like Us.”

It starts with a whisper, emulating the famous line from The Sixth Sense film, “Psst, I see dead people”  — but his venom doesn’t stay quiet for long. “Say Drake, I hear you like ‘em young,” Kendrick raps. “You better not have to go to Cell Block One/To any bitch that talk to him and they in love/Just make sure you hide your little sister from him.” Another direct hit finds Lamar making a play on Drake’s sixth studio album with a quip: “Certified Lover Boy/Certified pedophile” and then asks why Drake is “trolling like a bitch/Ain’t you tired?”

Kendrick then drops bars accusing Drake of running to Atlanta for cred, money, and more namechecking ATL rappers Future, Lil Baby, and 2 Chainz among the artists Drake looks to for aid. “No, you’re not a colleague, you’re a fucking colonizer,” Kendrick raps.

Toward the end of the nearly five-minute missive, Lamar makes his final dig, infusing his fury with wordplay on Drake’s diss song “Family Matters” along with his 2018 hit “God’s Plan”: “The family matter and the truth of the matter/It was God’s Plan to show you’re the liar.”  It fades out to a chant of “O-V-Ho” — a punch at the Toronto rapper’s OVO company — and a diss on Drake’s “Toosie Slide.”

The escalating beef between Lamar and Drake — and Drake versus everyone — was set alight weeks ago by Lamar’s Drake and J. Cole-dragging verse in Future and Metro Boomin’s “Like That.” J. Cole initially responded with “7 Minute Drill,” a track he later said he regretted during a speech from the stage at his Dreamville festival. Drake then responded to Kendrick with “Push Ups (Drop and Give Me 50)” and also “Taylor Made Freestyle,” which was ultimately removed from the web following its controversial and potentially litigious-inducing use of AI Tupac Shakur and Snoop Dogg vocals.

From Rolling Stone US