Kendrick Lamar Reignites Rap Feud with Jabs at Drake and J. Cole on New Track “Like That”

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Kendrick Lamar has seemingly reignited a simmering feud with fellow rap titans Drake and J. Cole. On Future and Metro Boomin’s new album “We Don’t Trust You,” Lamar features on the track “Like That” and unleashes a series of pointed verses that many believe are aimed directly at his contemporaries.

The most damning evidence comes in Lamar’s declaration, “Motherf*** the big three, n***a, it’s just big me.” This line directly challenges the notion of a “rap Big 3” often used in conversations about Drake, J. Cole, and Kendrick Lamar himself.

Lyrical Sparring And Historical References From Kendrick Lamar

Lamar doesn’t stop there.  He throws further shade with the line, “N***a, bum, What? I’m really like that/And your best work is a light pack.” This is a scathing critique, implying that Drake and J. Cole’s best efforts pale in comparison to his own work.  He even throws in a historical reference, comparing their rivalry to the one between music legends Prince and Michael Jackson, rapping, “N***a, Prince outlived Mike Jack,” a play on Drake’s past comparisons of his own success to Michael Jackson’s.

These bars come after a period of relative peace between the three rappers.  While there have been occasional barbs traded in the past, particularly between Lamar and Drake, this verse marks a more aggressive stance from Kung Fu Kenny. Whether this reignites a full-blown feud or remains an isolated incident is yet to be seen, but one thing’s for sure: Kendrick Lamar has thrown down the gauntlet, and hip-hop fans are eagerly awaiting Drake and J. Cole’s response.