Diss Tracks & Clap Backs

Diss Tracks & Clap Backs

In the ever-evolving landscape of hip-hop, feuds and rivalries are as common as catchy hooks and slick beats. Recently, Kendrick Lamar, the enigmatic wordsmith from Compton, shook the industry with his uncredited verse on Metro Boomin and Future’s track “Like That.” But this wasn’t just any verse—it was a lyrical onslaught aimed squarely at fellow heavyweights Drake and J. Cole.

The Spark: “First Person Shooter”

The tension between Kendrick and his peers has been simmering for a while. J. Cole’s song “First Person Shooter,” released last year, playfully dubbed them the “big three” of rap: “Is it K. Dot? Is it Aubrey? Or me? / We the big three, like we started a league.” Kendrick’s response was swift and unapologetic: “Motherfuck the big three, n—a, it’s just big me.”

The Metro Boomin Factor

Metro Boomin, the prolific producer, has also been caught in the crossfire. His collaboration with Drake on “What a Time to Be Alive” seemed promising, but something shifted. Speculation abounds—was it the lack of a sequel to their joint project? Or perhaps the leaked track “Trance,” where Drake’s verse mysteriously vanished? Whatever the cause, the rift between Metro and Drake was palpable.

Kendrick’s Mic Drop Moment

Enter “Like That.” Kendrick seized the opportunity to air his grievances. His verse not only dissed Drake and J. Cole but also referenced the legendary feud between Michael Jackson and Prince. Kendrick positioned himself as the latter, declaring that his legacy would outlast their influence. It was a mic drop moment that left fans buzzing.

The Legacy Lives On

As the dust settles, one thing is clear: Kendrick Lamar isn’t backing down. His unapologetic stance, sharp lyrics, and refusal to be part of any “big three” make him a force to be reckoned with. Whether this beef continues to simmer or erupts into a full-blown feud, one thing remains certain—Kendrick’s legacy will endure.

So, grab your headphones, dissect the verses, and decide for yourself: Is it “big three” or just “big me”?