When Drake and Kanye West (now Ye) buried the hatchet, some noticed it as the second hell froze above. Other people had been just downright bewildered. Kendrick Lamar falls in the latter camp.
At the stroke of midnight, Lamar dropped his most up-to-date studio album Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers, the followup to 2017’s Damn.
On album monitor “Father Time,” featuring Sampha, the Los Angles indigenous usually takes a great really hard glance at himself and explores the very long-ingrained “daddy issues” that’ve both equally fueled him and held him back.
How so? “When Kanye bought back with Drake, I was somewhat bewildered,” he raps. “Guess I’m not as experienced as I imagine, obtained some healin’ to do.”
He wasn’t the only 1 confused by it all. Drizzy and Ye stored hip-hop’s heavyweight feud simmering for much more than a ten years when, like a bolt of lightning, the pair caught up final yr, broke bread and posed for photographs. It was the moment of reconciliation no 1 noticed coming.
West and Drake’s beef even sizzled in the direct-up to their respective albums Donda and Qualified Lover Boy. Just after ‘Ye briefly leaked Drake’s deal with, the OVO MC appeared to set him on blast with the tune “7am on Bridle Path,” and afterwards leaked ‘Ye and André 3000’s “Life of the Party” collab that did not make the lower on Donda.
It is not the initially time the Pulitzer Prize winner has known as out 1 of the two rap stars in music. Famously, in “King Kunta,” from Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly, he rapped “I can dig rapping, but a rapper with a ghost writer?/ What the fuck transpired?,” a lyric that strike our ears when the Drake vs. Quentin Miller ghostwriting drama was in comprehensive swing.
Lamar emerged as a hip-hop star-in-waiting with 2012’s Fantastic Kid, M.A.A.D Metropolis, which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart. He blew the doors off with To Pimp a Butterfly, a vital and industrial hit which went to No. 1, as did Damn.
Stream “Father Time” beneath.