Kendrick Lamar takes aim at Drake and J. Cole on Future and Metro Boomin’s explosive track: “Like that”

Unleashing fire: K-Dot doesn’t hold back
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The hip-hop universe is ablaze with fiery verses, and the latest detonation comes courtesy of none other than Kendrick Lamar. The elusive rap virtuoso has taken aim at fellow heavyweights Drake and J. Cole in a scorching guest verse on Future and Metro Boomin’s electrifying track, “Like That.”

The verbal barrage

Lamar doesn’t mince words. His lyrical onslaught leaves no room for ambiguity. Let’s dissect the verbal grenades he hurls:

"F**k sneak dissing, ‘First Person Shooter,’ I hope they came with three switches"

In this opening salvo, Kendrick fires shots at both Drake and Cole. The reference to “First Person Shooter” — a joint track released by the duo last year — sets the stage for what’s to come.

"Think I won’t drop the location? I still got PTSD. Motherfk the Big 3, n*a, it’s just big me."

The gloves are off. Kendrick’s disdain for the so-called “Big 3” (Drake, Cole, and himself) is palpable. He asserts his solo supremacy, dismissing the trio’s collective clout.

"Fore all your dogs gettin’ buried, that’s a K with all these nines, he gon’ see Pet Sematary."

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A cryptic warning aimed squarely at Drake. The reference to “For All The Dogs,” Drake’s last album, adds an extra layer of intrigue.

J. Cole
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J. Cole, has collaborated with both Kendrick and Drake. In 2023, he and Drake released the joint song “First Person Shooter,” where they playfully debated who the best MC was:

"Love when they argue the hardest MC / Is it K-Dot? Is it Aubrey? Or me? / We the big three like we started a league."

Cole hasn’t directly dissed Kendrick, their friendly competition has fueled discussions among fans. Drake, hashas had a complex relationship with both Kendrick and J. Cole. His last album, “For All The Dogs,” dropped in 2023.Kendrick’s recent verse on “Like That” suggests tension between them, but Drake hasn’t responded directly in his music.

Context matters

To fully grasp the magnitude of Kendrick’s lyrical assault, we must rewind. Drake and J. Cole are currently on the road together for their “It’s All a Blur Tour” — a nod to their chart-topping collaboration, “First Person Shooter.” The track’s success birthed the enigmatic moniker “Big As The What.” But now, Kendrick’s verse has shattered the illusion of camaraderie.

The fallout

Social media erupted as fans dissected every syllable. Who’s the true heavyweight? Is it K-Dot, Drizzy, or Cole? The debate rages on, fueled by Kendrick’s unapologetic bravado.

“Like That” isn’t just a song; it’s a seismic event. Kendrick Lamar has thrown down the gauntlet, challenging the status quo. As the dust settles, one thing is clear: The hip-hop landscape will never be the same.

Listen to “Like That” from Future and Metro Boomin’s album below and witness the verbal fireworks firsthand.