Snoop Dogg shows respect to Drake and Kendrick Lamar for elevating the rap game

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In the ever-evolving world of hip-hop, feuds and rivalries are as common as catchy hooks and slick beats. Recently, the ongoing rap battle between Drake and Kendrick Lamar has captured the attention of fans worldwide.

But there’s a surprising twist: Snoop Dogg, the legendary rap veteran, has stepped in to offer his perspective on the matter. In an exclusive interview with Entertainment Tonight, Snoop shared his thoughts on the feud, praising both artists for their lyrical prowess and songwriting skills.

The feud unraveled

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The feud between Drake and Kendrick Lamar has been a rollercoaster ride of diss tracks, Instagram call-outs, and lyrical jabs. As the tension escalated, Snoop Dogg observed from the sidelines, appreciating the intensity and creativity that unfolded. He referred to both artists as his “nephews,” emphasizing his respect for their contributions to the rap game.

Raising the bar

Snoop didn’t hold back when discussing the impact of the feud. He commended Drake and Kendrick for “raising the bar” in terms of lyrics and songwriting. According to Snoop, the quality of their work had significantly improved since the feud began. In his words, “the writing has been upped” as a result of their confrontation. Gone are the days of mumbled verses and gimmicky tracks; these artists demanded excellence.

"Well, the only thing I want to say about that whole scenario is that I want to give both of them a shout-out for raising the bar as far as lyrics, as far as song making and writing because the writing has been upped since the confrontation,” he said. “Those are my nephews. I’m not in the middle of it. I support both of them and that’s personal business, not my business."

A new era for rap

Snoop’s perspective sheds light on the feud’s broader implications. Beyond the personal rivalry, Drake and Kendrick’s battle has elevated the entire rap industry. Their commitment to lyrical excellence has inspired other artists to step up their game. As Snoop put it,

"they made you rap again."

The days of mediocrity are over; authenticity and skill are back in the spotlight.

Snoop’s unexpected role

Interestingly, Snoop found himself inadvertently caught up in the feud. When Drake released his diss track “Taylor Made Freestyle,” it featured AI-generated verses from Snoop and even a Taylor Swift name-drop. The unexpected collaboration raised eyebrows, but Snoop took it in stride. His bemused reaction on Instagram became a viral moment, proving that even rap legends can be surprised by the twists and turns of the industry.

In the ever-evolving landscape of hip-hop, feuds come and go, but the impact remains. Drake and Kendrick Lamar’s battle has not only entertained fans but also pushed the boundaries of creativity. As Snoop Dogg wisely observes, “those are my nephews.” And sometimes, even uncles can appreciate a good rap feud.