Kendrick Lamar will kill your favorite rapper for money

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBvngg87998

This has got to be the flow of the year and I figure he deserves a thread of his own like Lil B.

Wiki says Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre and Game crowned him the "New King of the West Coast" in August and also that Lamar has seen Tupac in a dream telling him to "Keep doing what you're doing, don't let my music die".

I'd like to see if this goes somewhere!

niels, Thursday, 20 October 2011 13:07 (twelve years ago) link

the fuck your ethnicity beat has been in my head for the last couple of days

mid-song laughing elvis (schlump), Thursday, 20 October 2011 13:09 (twelve years ago) link

yeah, i guess besides being really good it has sort of an embracing feel

niels, Thursday, 20 October 2011 13:33 (twelve years ago) link

i like this guy

need to finally download his album plus maybe a mixtape or two

Ravaging Rick Rude (a hoy hoy), Thursday, 20 October 2011 14:01 (twelve years ago) link

Lamar has seen Tupac in a dream telling him to "Keep doing what you're doing, don't let my music die"

say no more

max, Thursday, 20 October 2011 16:20 (twelve years ago) link

did i miss some era of pac's career when he was in freestyle fellowship or something?

r|t|c, Thursday, 20 October 2011 18:53 (twelve years ago) link

kendrick is good... he def seems like a cool person, like hanging out w/ currensy & kendrick would just be really fun

"rigamortis" is really cool too, would like to see him do it w/ an actual live band

album is sneakily one of the better rap albums of the year too, certainly for a debut

J0rdan S., Thursday, 20 October 2011 19:09 (twelve years ago) link

Yeah, def. top 5 rap albums this year.

He has this knack for pulling off corny backpacker shit w/o coming across at all like a corny backpacker. But really, he's exactly the black hippy he claims to be.

turfin' bird (The Reverend), Thursday, 20 October 2011 20:25 (twelve years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Thing about this dude is he's not only a skilled rapper, obviously, but his beats/tracks are SO much more interesting (to me, at least) than, like, A$AP Rocky, Spaceghost, Mr. Exquire, and most of the other current, blog-buzzy hip-hop acts. And I like what Clams Casino is doing; I like the Rainforest EP. But I don't know ... I was trying to listen to that Spaceghost record the other day, and I didn't hate it, but ... just how dumb are we gonna allow the rhymes to be before we say enough is enough?

To me, this guy elevates up into the Shabazz Palaces / Serengeti realm rather than all the buzz stuff that just doesn't hold up.

(Tyler/Goblin/OFWGKTA left out of this post on purpose. Dig the beats, but overall, not for me.)

alpine static, Tuesday, 15 November 2011 06:32 (twelve years ago) link

six months pass...

am i the only person who thinks "The Recipe" is kind of a shitty, awkward-sounding song?

some dude, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 14:18 (twelve years ago) link

yeah, i'm not really a big fan of it

fapper don (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 14:20 (twelve years ago) link

it's okay, nothing really special

that is a weird thing to bring up over lean cuisine (DJP), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 14:21 (twelve years ago) link

the part where dre raps is still just really ill fitting

fapper don (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 14:22 (twelve years ago) link

I put it on my "faves of 2012" playlist without really listening to it and it really doesn't belong there

that is a weird thing to bring up over lean cuisine (DJP), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 14:23 (twelve years ago) link

lol

some dude, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 14:26 (twelve years ago) link

the production is gorgeous enough to overcome the not-especially-memorable rapping imo

tho obv it's no "cartoon & cereal"

kanye kardashian (lex pretend), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 14:26 (twelve years ago) link

see it doesn't sound very gorgeous to me! drums are so clunky

some dude, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 14:28 (twelve years ago) link

hmm never noticed the clunkiness before, the strings are what i think of though

kanye kardashian (lex pretend), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 14:30 (twelve years ago) link

just listening to it now, Dre sounds like Kendrick's bored grandpa and Kendrick sounds like he's imitating Lupe Fiasco poorly

that is a weird thing to bring up over lean cuisine (DJP), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 14:34 (twelve years ago) link

Man, you guys are jaded! This track doesn't fill you with joy? The stings? Kendrick's kinda weird sorta singing voice? His constant flow switch-ups? The no-hurry pacing? The shameless summeriness of it all? None of this does anything for you guys?

Evan R, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 15:54 (twelve years ago) link

like I said, it's okay

that is a weird thing to bring up over lean cuisine (DJP), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 15:55 (twelve years ago) link

and the Lupe Fiasco compare is just harsh! I mean, yeah, dude is in entertainer mode here, but the shit coming out of his mouth still makes sense

Evan R, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 15:55 (twelve years ago) link

i had no concept of it being summery in any way until i listened close enough to figure out what the words in the chorus were. the flow in KL's first few bars is really really awkward imo.

some dude, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 16:13 (twelve years ago) link

I actually like how off the drums are, too. They're mixed to sound the way all drums do when you're driving really fast with the windows down and the radio turned way up

Evan R, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 16:33 (twelve years ago) link

i didn't really get into it until i heard it on the radio driving down the freeway and then i decided i loved it

The Reverend, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 21:14 (twelve years ago) link

recipe is awesome

littledotheyknow (D-40), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 21:46 (twelve years ago) link

'drums are so clunky' this sounds like criticism for dummies type shit

littledotheyknow (D-40), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 21:46 (twelve years ago) link

recipe is one of the best songs of the year imo

littledotheyknow (D-40), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 21:47 (twelve years ago) link

i would like it way better if it just didn't have dr. dre on it

fapper don (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 21:49 (twelve years ago) link

i dont see why this is the best he's sounded in years

littledotheyknow (D-40), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 21:50 (twelve years ago) link

ive said this elsewhere (or here maybe, too, i don't remember) but dre's parts on it sound 100% like kendrick karaoke, which makes sense since kendrick of course wrote the verses.

but idk i find it distracting and kinda embarrassing... not as much as "i need a doctor" but it def has the feel to me of an old baller trying to do a bunch of and 1 tricks or something

fapper don (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 21:53 (twelve years ago) link

Yeah, I agree with that; the verse is not Dre's voice (in so much as Dre even has a voice these days). I give it a pass, though, just because his presence is so iconic and it's a key part of the song's Visit L.A. sales pitch

Evan R, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 21:58 (twelve years ago) link

Dre's verses have always been karaoke

littledotheyknow (D-40), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 22:02 (twelve years ago) link

u sound young

littledotheyknow (D-40), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 22:02 (twelve years ago) link

he used to be better at hiding it

The Reverend, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 22:04 (twelve years ago) link

thats silly. ppl used to criticize his rapping all the time & they were wrong then too

littledotheyknow (D-40), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 22:06 (twelve years ago) link

xpost I dunno, 2001 was pretty much all Dre karaoke and it was awesome in part because of that (this was the beginning of his "so what if I use ghostwriter? no shame in it phase.") I think the problem is he's never had a ghostwriter with a voice as distinct as Kendrick's

Evan R, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 22:07 (twelve years ago) link

i dunno, he used to seem less slavish in his imitation of his writers. i kind of put the fault on kendrick for writing dre something so obviously in his own voice tho.

The Reverend, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 22:08 (twelve years ago) link

eminem?

littledotheyknow (D-40), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 22:08 (twelve years ago) link

xp i don't buy that. jay-z, eminem, snoop, cube, doc?

The Reverend, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 22:08 (twelve years ago) link

yeah, eminem/snoop/cube were all strong voices too, obviously, but their personas heavily overlapped with Dre's in a way that Kendrick's doesn't. They all have their quirks, but there are a lot of interchangeable verses among the four of them. Kendrick is a real outlier

Evan R, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 22:17 (twelve years ago) link

i kind of put the fault on kendrick for writing dre something so obviously in his own voice tho.

yeah, this is kind of true, but I give him a pass since I like the verse well enough anyway

Evan R, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 22:18 (twelve years ago) link

i dont think kendrick is an outlier, its just a new voice
'forgot about dre' is super obviously a bunch of em verses in like every way, we just give it a pass cuz we heard it a bunch & its a dope song

littledotheyknow (D-40), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 22:18 (twelve years ago) link

yeah i don't know how you could consider kendrick's flow more distinctive than now "eminem" dre's verse in forgot about dre was

wack nerd zinging in the dead of night (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 22:30 (twelve years ago) link

i dunno, maybe it's just that i didn't realize he didn't write his own raps at the time, but dre sounds way more "himself" on the chronic and 2001 to me.

The Reverend, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 22:39 (twelve years ago) link

totally agree; the ghost verses on "Forgot About Dre" were all angry and defensive, so they played on the popular image of Dre in a way that was believable enough

Evan R, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 22:42 (twelve years ago) link

it must have been hard for eminem to channel than angry and defensive vibe dre wanted

wack nerd zinging in the dead of night (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 22:44 (twelve years ago) link

for me it's less about the content than the rhythms

The Reverend, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 22:47 (twelve years ago) link

otm

Number None, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 23:22 (twelve years ago) link

two months pass...

some spin on the ball here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwamhuY6Yy8

Reg, Monday, 13 August 2012 14:07 (eleven years ago) link

is amazon going to put this up for people who missed the live stream?

I? not I! He! He! HIM! (akm), Friday, 21 June 2024 14:46 (three weeks ago) link

xpost Wait, that's the Drake he's been talking about?

A So-Called Pulitzer price winner (President Keyes), Friday, 21 June 2024 14:49 (three weeks ago) link

looks like it's an outtake from Mr. Morale

Kendrick Lamar - Abortion Money (LEAK)
2019 Morale Sessions

Part 2 in comments pic.twitter.com/LQaPETd2pV

— Man-Man (@numnumjuice) June 21, 2024

A So-Called Pulitzer price winner (President Keyes), Friday, 21 June 2024 14:50 (three weeks ago) link

well shit "abortion money" is a whole thing isn't it

Kate (rushomancy), Friday, 21 June 2024 15:19 (three weeks ago) link

Drake can't even watch the weather forecast anymore pic.twitter.com/5vokNK1uZE

— Historic Vids (@historyinmemes) June 21, 2024

paisley got boring (Eazy), Saturday, 22 June 2024 03:03 (two weeks ago) link

Drake's next song is going to be called "I'm Not Owned!"

Iacocca Cola (Neanderthal), Saturday, 22 June 2024 03:08 (two weeks ago) link

"Not Like Us" is a collection earworm lines, his delivery is such that somehow I have a bar like "1-2-3-4-5 plus FIVE" stuck in my head

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 25 June 2024 19:26 (two weeks ago) link

the one that’s been rattling around my brain is, “say drake, i hear ya like ‘em young”

the defenestration of prog (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 25 June 2024 19:29 (two weeks ago) link

the voice he does that one in is so good

lag∞n, Tuesday, 25 June 2024 19:31 (two weeks ago) link

its kinda olde timey

lag∞n, Tuesday, 25 June 2024 19:32 (two weeks ago) link

same (xpost, re: they're not slow) ^

i am far too busy for such a task, but i am tempted to do a poll of this song's earworms some late night after everyone else is asleep

alpine static, Tuesday, 25 June 2024 19:34 (two weeks ago) link

oh wait, i just realized i read that wrong.

"like 'em young" is good, too

but the one i can't stop saying is

"hey drake, they're not slow"

alpine static, Tuesday, 25 June 2024 19:34 (two weeks ago) link

but honestly, there are like 30 of these in this one song

to me, the very best of the bunch is:

BEAT YO ASS AND HIDE THE BIBLE IF GOD WATCHIN'

alpine static, Tuesday, 25 June 2024 19:35 (two weeks ago) link

my son immediately latched onto "Baka got a weird case, why is he around?"

alpine static, Tuesday, 25 June 2024 19:35 (two weeks ago) link

The Atlanta verse almost sounds like KRS could have rapped it on Edutainment:

Once upon a time, all of us was in chains
Homie still doubled down callin' us some slaves
Atlanta was the Mecca, buildin' railroads and trains
Bear with me for a second, let me put y'all on game
The settlers was usin' town folk to make 'em richer
Fast-forward, 2024, you got the same agenda

A So-Called Pulitzer price winner (President Keyes), Tuesday, 25 June 2024 19:36 (two weeks ago) link

“Bear with me for a second, let me put y'all on game” = I know this is a diss track, but for the moment I’m taking you to school

Marten Broadcloak, mild-mannered GOP congressman (Raymond Cummings), Tuesday, 25 June 2024 19:39 (two weeks ago) link

yeah totally KRS

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 25 June 2024 19:40 (two weeks ago) link

all eyes on me and I'mma send it up to PAC

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 25 June 2024 19:41 (two weeks ago) link

first couple times I heard:

Pole on him, extort shit, bully, Death Row on him

as

Pole on him, extort shit, Willie DeFoe'n 'em

which i still like a lot

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 25 June 2024 19:42 (two weeks ago) link

kind of wish there had been a 'let my little homies on ride on you' section to one of the track. Bring out Baby Keem for some absolute garbage.

papal hotwife (milo z), Tuesday, 25 June 2024 20:28 (two weeks ago) link

He could do an extended version with three or four guest verses like that. Give Rick Ross one.

paisley got boring (Eazy), Tuesday, 25 June 2024 20:31 (two weeks ago) link

Baby Keem is definitely the Memphis Bleek of Top Dawg

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 25 June 2024 20:31 (two weeks ago) link

Pull a "Dear Summer" on Baby Keem's next record

papal hotwife (milo z), Tuesday, 25 June 2024 20:34 (two weeks ago) link

Drake got bodied by a cutie patootie 😂 https://t.co/QWmJ4Lplmp

— Solyrical (@TonyMatrimony) June 26, 2024

lag∞n, Wednesday, 26 June 2024 20:13 (two weeks ago) link

He is so adorable in the Nardwuar interview

default damager (lukas), Wednesday, 26 June 2024 20:19 (two weeks ago) link

tough out there

https://i.imgur.com/dGiOZ8w.png

lag∞n, Thursday, 27 June 2024 20:19 (two weeks ago) link

drake himself and his personal artistic contributions are terrible obv but i prefer the house sound he's been going with the past few years over kendrick's beats tbqh (which are still great don't get me wrong).

he/him hoo-hah (map), Thursday, 27 June 2024 20:27 (two weeks ago) link

Girl I'll House You

A So-Called Pulitzer price winner (President Keyes), Thursday, 27 June 2024 20:43 (two weeks ago) link

We got video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H58vbez_m4E

Ned Raggett, Friday, 5 July 2024 01:12 (one week ago) link

Oh boy oh boy

lol he took each Drake claim (no gang connections, estranged from his wife and kids, bad relationship with TDE, Dave Free) and answered with a video having a blast with all them.

Also even when separated from all of it, it's a damn good looking video. Probably one of his best.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 5 July 2024 01:55 (one week ago) link

victory lap or knockout blow proper?

interstellar anthropologist+music philosopher, (Austin), Friday, 5 July 2024 02:00 (one week ago) link

nice video

lag∞n, Friday, 5 July 2024 02:42 (one week ago) link

sad owl cracked me up...

m0stly clean (Slowsquatch), Friday, 5 July 2024 04:54 (one week ago) link

victory lap or knockout blow proper?

― interstellar anthropologist+music philosopher, (Austin), Thursday, July 4, 2024 7:00 PM (two hours ago)

guess it depends on whether one's prone to epilepsy or not, jesus just go in and start off with some electric soldier porygon shit why doncha

other than that it's cool tho

Kate (rushomancy), Friday, 5 July 2024 05:02 (one week ago) link

that hopscotch A-minor scene is a classic

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Friday, 5 July 2024 05:09 (one week ago) link

Wikipedia has an article on the Kendrick-Drake beef that’s formatted exactly like they format historically significant wars lmao pic.twitter.com/S8CJO3x6vq

— Cat Manning (@catacalypto) July 9, 2024

vodkaitamin effrtvescent (calzino), Wednesday, 10 July 2024 16:48 (two days ago) link

https://www.espn.com/soccer/story/_/id/40531085/argentina-hit-back-drake-loses-300k-bet

Argentina took a shot at music artist Drake after the Canadian lost $300,000 on a bet that his country would beat the defending champions in Tuesday's Copa América semifinal, using rap rival Kendrick Lamar's song to send him a message.

Drake posted an image on Instagram that showed his bet would have given him a $2.88 million payout if Canada had won, but goals from Julián Álvarez and Lionel Messi moved Argentina into their fourth final in five editions.

The World Cup winners responded to Drake's post with a photo accompanied by the caption: "Not like us," the title of a diss track released by Lamar in May which criticised the Canadian artist and which has been streamed nearly half a billion times on Spotify.

The music video has more than 115 million views on YouTube after both rappers released several solo tracks taking aim at each other.

Argentina are looking to secure a record 16th Copa América title and will play either Uruguay or Colombia in Sunday's final.

Not like us, 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐮𝐬 🇦🇷 pic.twitter.com/Zoa4OTbgnK

— Selección Argentina in English (@AFASeleccionEN) July 10, 2024

omar little, Wednesday, 10 July 2024 17:31 (two days ago) link

drake needs to log off for a while

lag∞n, Wednesday, 10 July 2024 17:43 (two days ago) link

Unfortunately and hilariously, logging off is the one the Drake will absolutely not do

Methuselah/Van Winkle ‘24 (DJP), Wednesday, 10 July 2024 17:51 (two days ago) link

"Not Like Us" back to #1 on US Spotify, #4 on World Spotify, and #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 ("Like That" at #14 as well)

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 10 July 2024 17:54 (two days ago) link

yeah the whole build up to the historically important war was kendrick telling drake to calm down and be normal but he could not do it xp

lag∞n, Wednesday, 10 July 2024 17:55 (two days ago) link

Kendrick is a really bad foe for Drake because his cachet is not built around being the biggest/most popular rapper in the world so all of Drake's usual tactics don't work that well

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 10 July 2024 18:01 (two days ago) link

though he may be more popular than ever now thanks to drake lol

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 10 July 2024 18:02 (two days ago) link

If there were an instrumental "6:16 in L.A.," I could keep that going on a loop for hours.

the possibility of relaxing (Eazy), Wednesday, 10 July 2024 18:04 (two days ago) link

i wonder why that one isn't on streaming?

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 10 July 2024 18:06 (two days ago) link

I bet it's related to the Al Green sample. It's still up as an Instagram post.

the possibility of relaxing (Eazy), Wednesday, 10 July 2024 18:07 (two days ago) link

Kendrick is a really bad foe for Drake because his cachet is not built around being the biggest/most popular rapper in the world so all of Drake's usual tactics don't work that well

― Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, July 10, 2024 2:01 PM (five minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

kendrick and pusha t both owned drake theyre pretty similar smart mature analytical guys who have personal integrity where drake is a nihilistic hedonistic cocky front runner

lag∞n, Wednesday, 10 July 2024 18:12 (two days ago) link

drake needs to log off for a while

― lag∞n, Wednesday, July 10, 2024 10:43 AM

i know it’s a meme around here, but i am very genuine this time when i suggest ilx joins the drake dogpile and we make lag's post the new board description for ilm.

interstellar anthropologist+music philosopher, (Austin), Wednesday, 10 July 2024 18:50 (two days ago) link

otm

lag∞n, Wednesday, 10 July 2024 19:05 (two days ago) link


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