Drake and Kendrick Lamar Get Personal on Simultaneously Released Diss Tracks ‘Family Matters’ and ‘Meet the Grahams’

Drake and Kendrick Lamar Get Personal on Simultaneously Released Diss Tracks ‘Family Matters’ and ‘Meet the Grahams’

Drake and Kendrick Lamar Get Personal on Simultaneously Released Diss Tracks ‘Family Matters’ and ‘Meet the Grahams’

The war of words wages on between Drake and Kendrick Lamar, and this time it’s personal. After the latter released his new diss track entitled “6:16 in LA” earlier this morning. Both rappers dropped response tracks, one after the other, on Friday night (May 3), with Drake putting out “Family Matters” and Lamar releasing “Meet the Grahams.”

Drake was first up with “Family Matters,” where things take a very personal turn. “You mentioned my seed now deal with his dad,” begins the Toronto native on his seven-minute track. “I gotta go bad, I gotta go bad.”

Among the sprawling shots he takes at Lamar on the track, he guns for his foe and his relationship with his fiancee Whitney Alford. “Don’t even go back to your hood and plant no money trees,” he states, referring to Lamar’s “Money Trees” that came out in 2012. “Say you hate the girls I fuck but what you really mean / I been with Black and white and everything in between / You the Black messiah wifing up a mixed queen / And hit vanilla cream to help out with your self-esteem.”

Things get even more off-limits with the mention of their children, which Lamar previously brought up on last week’s diss track “Euphoria”. “Why you never hold your son and tell him say cheese / We could have left the kids out of this don’t blame me,” he states. He suggests that one of Lamar’s two children, a son and a daughter.

Drake and Kendrick Lamar Get Personal on Simultaneously Released Diss Tracks ‘Family Matters’ and ‘Meet the Grahams’
Drake and Kendrick Lamar Get Personal on Simultaneously Released Diss Tracks ‘Family Matters’ and ‘Meet the Grahams’

On Lamar’s “Euphoria,” he name-checks a Toronto Chinese food restaurant called New Ho King. And in the video for “Family Matters,” Drake appears at the restaurant itself.

He then references the cease and desist that Tupac Shakur’s estate sent to him over “Taylor Made Freestyle”. On which Drake used AI to create new vocals from the late rapper. On “Family Matters,” Drake states that Lamar was the one who encouraged the estate to fire back at Drake. Who removed the song from social media shortly after they threatened to sue him.

His second verse talks to his mother and father. “Should be teachin’ you timetables or watchin’ ‘Frozen’ with you / Or at your eleventh birthday, singin’ poems with you. Instead, he be in Turks, payin’ for sex and poppin’ Percs.”

This has been a whirlwind for anyone who’s been keeping tabs on the beef. It all started when Lamar fired at Drake and J. Cole on “Like That” for words on their “First Person Shooter.”

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