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Kendrick Lamar Fires Shots at Drake & J. Cole: Social Media Reacts

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has everyone talking with his latest appearance on and Metro Boomin's latest album, “We Don't Trust You.” In the track called “Like That,” Lamar throws some serious shade at fellow rappers and .

In his fiery verse on “Like That,” Lamar wastes no time addressing a few lines from Drake and J. Cole's collaboration, “First Person Shooter,” where J. Cole mentions the “big three” consisting of himself, Drake, and Lamar. Drake's subsequent response seemingly excluded Lamar from this prestigious trio. However, Lamar's retort on “Like That” is direct and unapologetic: “Yeah get up with me, f*ck sneak dissing / ‘First Person Shooter,' I hope they came with three switches,” he spits, dismissing the notion of the “big three” altogether with the declaration, “Motherf*ck the big three, n***ga, it's just big me.”

But Lamar doesn't stop there; he also takes aim at the quality of his rivals' work, asserting his own longevity and impact in the industry. Comparing himself to legends like Prince and , Lamar boldly claims, “Your best work is a light pack / N**ga, Prince outlived Mike Jack / N**ga, bum, ‘fore all your dogs get buried / That's a K with all these nines, he gon' see Pet Sematary.”

Lamar has a history of ruffling feathers by calling out other artists. In 2013, his verse on 's “Control” caused quite a buzz as he mentioned several rappers, showing his competitive side and determination to dominate the rap scene.

While Lamar's verse on “Like That” has undoubtedly stolen the spotlight, it's worth noting that Future and Metro Boomin's collaborative project has been long-awaited by fans. “We Don't Trust You” marks the first of two releases from the duo, with the second album set to drop on April 12th, adding to the anticipation surrounding their partnership.

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As social media platforms explode with reactions to Lamar's controversial verse, it's clear that his words have once again sparked intense debate and discussion within the hip-hop community.


Kendrick Lamar's Divides : “Kendrick is boring to me… I'm not even looking forward to a response,” says one user, while another remarks, “I'm glad Kendrick Lamar doesn't make for bitches.” The diverse reactions show the split opinions on Lamar's bold verses.



Whether this will lead to further diss tracks or ignite new collaborations remains to be seen, but one thing is for sure: Kendrick Lamar's impact on the rap game continues to reverberate with each new release.

Lyrics of ‘Like That' by Future & Metro Boomin ft. Kendrick Lamar”

[Intro Future]
Gotta fire my joint up on this bitch
Young Metro, Metro, young Metro, three times

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[Verse: Future]

Stickin' to the code, all these hoes for the streets
I put it in her nose, it's gon' make her pussy leak
Pussy niggas told, ain't gon' wake up out they sleep
You can't hear that switch, but you can hear them niggas scream
All my hoes do shrooms, nigga, all my hoes do coke
Twenty carat ring, I put my fingers down her throat (Uh, uh, uh)
If I lose a carat, she might choke (Uh, uh, uh)
I know she gon' swallow, she a G.O.A.T. (Uh, uh, uh)
Freeband nigga, bring the racks in
Got the shooters in the corner like the pack in
She think 'cause she exotic bitch, she attractive
That's that shit'll get you put up out the section, brrt
And the motto still the same
Ball like I won a championship game
You know these hoes hungry, they gon' fuck for a name
I put her on the gang, she get fucked for a chain
Got your girl in this bitch, she twirlin' on the dick
I got syrup in this bitch, turn up in this bitch
And we brought the ‘Ercs in this bitch, get murked in this bitch
All these pointers on me, baby, you know it's game time
Bring a friend, bitch, we fucked 'em at the same time
I'm a different nigga, no, we not the same kind
You can have that lil'— if she ain't mine (Yeah)

[Chorus]

Young dope dealer, sellin' dope, is you like that? (If you like that)
Kickin' doors, kickin' in doors, is you like that? (Yeah)
Young throwed nigga, sellin' lows, is you like that? (Yeah)
All '24, you on go, is you like that? (If you like that)
Niggas from the bottom really like that (If you like that)
Steppin' in Balencis if you like that (If you like that)
Pop another bottle if you like that (If you like that)

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He was once a thug from around the way

[Verse: Kendrick Lamar]

These niggas talkin' out of they necks
Don't pull no coffin out of your mouth, I'm way too paranoid for a threat
Ayy-ayy, let's get it, bro
D-O-T, the money, power, respect
The last one is better
Say, it's a lot of goofies with a check
I mean, ah, I hope them sentiments symbolic
Ah, my temperament bipolar, I choose violence
Okay, let's get it up, it's time for him to prove that he's a problem
Niggas clickin' up, but cannot be legit, no 40 Water, tell 'em
Ah, yeah, huh, yeah, get up with me
Fuck sneak dissin', first person shooter, I hope they came with three switches
I crash out, like, “Fuck rap,” diss if I had to
Got 2TEEZ with me, I'm snatchin' chains and burnin' tattoos, it's up
Lost too many soldiers not to play it safe
If he walk around with that stick, it ain't Andre 3K
Think I won't drop the location? I still got PTSD
Motherfuck the big three, nigga, it's just big me
Nigga, bum, what? I'm really like that
And your best work is a light pack
Nigga, Prince outlived Mike Jack'
Nigga, bum, ‘fore all your dogs gettin' buried
That's a K with all these nines, he gon' see Pet Sematary
Nigga, bum

[Chorus]

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Young dope dealer, sellin' dope, is you like that? (If you like that, yeah, yeah)
Kickin' doors, kickin' in doors, is you like that? (How?, yeah)
Young throwed nigga, sellin' lows, is you like that? (Holy water, Holy water, yeah)
All '24, you on go, is you like that? (If you like that)
Niggas from the bottom really like that (If you like that)
Steppin' in Balencis if you like that (If you like that)
Pop another bottle if you like that (If you like that)

He was once a thug from around the way

Young dope dealer, sellin' dope, is you like that?
Kickin' doors, kickin' in doors, is you like that?
Young throwed nigga, sellin' lows, is you like that?
All '24, you on go, is you like that? (If you like that)
Niggas from the bottom really like that (If you like that)
Steppin' in Balencis if you like that (If you like that)
Pop another bottle if you like that (If you like that)

He was once a thug, he was, he was—

[Outro]

Came in banging dope niggas was young, slangin' powder
Walk in the strip club, make it rain for three hours
Locked in and now I got my Phantom and my driver
Perc'd out, took chances in my hood like Nevada
Surfed out outside, white interior, lasagna
Hundred thousands, I just cashed out on designer
Gotta devour, nigga, I learned that in the jungle
Once I sell this load, that's a million in a week

Written by: Silvia Tine

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