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Drop and give me fifty

Kara Lee

Rappers Drake and Kendrick Lamar have been throwing subtle shots at each other for years now. Tensions boiled over after Lamar blatantly went after Drake and J. Cole on Metro Boomin and Future’s new album “WE DON’T TRUST YOU.” The real question is, “Who does Kendrick Lamar think he is?” 

While Lamar is respected by a majority of hip-hop fans everywhere, respectfully, he does not compare to Drake. Lamar’s best work came in the early 2010s when he dropped his widely acclaimed albums “To Pimp a Butterfly” (TPAB) and “good kid, m.A.A.d city.” Make no mistake, those are great albums, but what has he done since? TPAB came out in 2015 and Lamar has released four albums since, all failing in comparison to his earlier work. Drake, on the other hand, continues to own the charts and capture the attention of audiences whenever he drops an album. 

When you go to a party, not a single soul is saying, “Put on that new Kendrick Lamar.” He just does not have the pull that most of his fans think he does. Meanwhile, Drake’s music is easily the best and safest option if you are on aux. Recent albums like “Her Loss” or “For All The Dogs” have excellent replay value and can be deployed in any environment to bring the vibes up, which cannot be said for Lamar’s albums. 

What is happening to Drake currently should speak for itself. Anytime multiple artists have to come together to attack one person, it is because they are afraid. They know they cannot touch Drizzy alone — they have to link up like the Avengers to be able to compete. Former Drake superfans Metro Boomin, Future and Rick Ross all switched up on Drake even though without him, they would not be half the artists they are today. 

Look past your own bias against Drake and you will realize he is at the top of the mountain, and everyone else is still planning their expedition.

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Rylan Renteria
Rylan Renteria, Distribution Manager
Rylan is a psychology major in his junior year at UTSA, and is entering his second semester as a writer for The Paisano. As a major fan of both the Seattle Seahawks and Mariners, Rylan is also very supportive of the San Antonio Spurs and all UTSA Athletics which can be shown in his commentary writing pieces. Aside from watching sports, Rylan enjoys watching horror movies, playing video games and playing intramural sports.
Kara Lee
Kara Lee, Graphic Editor
Kara is a communication major on track to graduate in 2025. After graduating they hope to work for non-profits that specialize in environmental concerns so they can give back to the planet that provides so much for us. When Kara is not in school or working they can be found either drawing or hiking.

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    Lol, Lmao evenMay 12, 2024 at 10:19 pm

    You put this out too early, they got Not Like Us playing in the club

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    Eden LindbergApr 24, 2024 at 4:26 pm