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Kendrick Lamar Drops Scathing Drake Diss Track ‘Euphoria’: Listen

K. Dot's response is here!

Kendrick Lamar attends the Chanel Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2023/2024 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on July 4, 2023 in Paris.

Kendrick Lamar attends the Chanel Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2023/2024 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on July 4, 2023 in Paris.

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Grab the popcorn, because Kendrick Lamar has returned. K. Dot emerged to unleash the eviscerating “Euphoria,” taking aim at Drake on Tuesday (April 30).

The Compton artist’s Drake diss hit his YouTube channel early in the day and looks to land a knockout punch, with “Euphoria” — Drake is an executive producer of the HBO show of the same name — serving as his official response to Drizzy’s “Push Ups.”


Drake comes under fire as Lamar refers to him as a “degenerate,” “scam artist” and more, with Kendrick utilizing more of a spoken-word flow before horns come in to turn the intensity up a few notches after the first-minute warm-up.

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Next, Kendrick turns his focus to Drake and his 2018 battle with Pusha T, during which King Push revealed that the 6 God had a son, Adonis, on “The Story of Adidon.”

“Yeah, Cole and Aubrey know I’m a selfish n–a/ The crown is heavy, huh/ I pray they my real friends, if not, I’m YNW Melly/ I don’t like you poppin s–t at Pharrell, for him I’ll inherit the beef/ F–k all that pushin p, let me see you Pusha T, you better off spinning again on him you think about pushing me/ He’s Terrence Thorton I’m Terence Crawford I’m whooping feet,” he raps.

There’s no love lost between Lamar and Drake, with their long-simmering feud dating back more than a decade. K. Dot lets it be known this isn’t about competition, but there’s a genuine hatred for Drake.

“I hate the way that you walk, the way that you talk/ I hate the way that you dress/ I hate the way that you sneak dissing/ If I flight it’s gonna be direct/ We hate the b—-s you f–k because they confuse themselves with real women,” Lamar spews.

He isn’t even close to done by this point, as he brings up hating Drake’s mob boss persona, claims the OVO boss doesn’t have a classic record in his discography and questions the legitimacy of his six-pack abs.

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“Yeah, my first one like my last one, it’s a classic, you don’t have one/ Let your core audience stomach that/ Didn’t tell ’em where you get your abs from,” Dot continues to fire.

Drake’s “Push Ups” largely centered around him accusing Lamar of having to give away 50 percent of his earnings as part of his deal with Top Dawg Entertainment.

Kendrick turns the tables in “Euphoria,” wondering about Drizzy’s deal in which he was signed to Lil Wayne’s Young Money, which lived under Birdman’s Cash Money Records and Universal Music Group.

He even alleges that Drake’s team served up a cease and desist over the Billboard Hot 100-topping “Like That,” which essentially lit the fuse of the feud earlier this year.

“You was signed to a n—a that’s signed to a n—a that said he was signed to that n—a/ Try cease and desist on the ‘Like That’ record/ Oh, what? You ain’t like that record,” he contests.

Lastly, Kendrick attacks Drake’s biracial identity and voices his disgust with him using n—a in his lyrics. “I even hate when you say the word ‘N—a,’ but that’s just me,” he raps before closing out the track. “We don’t want to hear you say n—a no more.”

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“Euphoria” arrives 17 days after Drake’s “Push Ups” was leaked before he brought the diss record to streaming on April 19. (The track debuted at No. 19 on this week’s Hot 100.)

Listen to Kendrick Lamar’s “Euphoria” response below.

This article was first published by Billboard U.S.

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