Kendrick Lamar Takes Shots At Drake On Dr. Dre’s “Compton” LP?

Kendrick Lamar and Drake

Everyone streamed Dr. Dre's final album, Compton, last night. If you listened closely to Kendrick Lamar's verses on the project... it appears he throws some shots at Drake.

On two tracks, "Darkside/Gone" and "Deep Water," the Compton rapper seems to reference Drake, though he doesn't call him out by name.

On "Darkside/Gone", Kendrick appears to make reference to Drake's recent track "Energy", rapping: "You scared of my heist now, But still I got enemies giving me energy I wanna fight now / Subliminally sent to me all of this hate / I thought I was holding the mic down".

And on "Deep Water," he raps: "Motherf*ckas know I started from the bottom" and "They liable to bury him, they nominated six to carry him / They worrying him to death, but he's no vegetarian / The beef is on his breath, inheriting the drama better than / A great white, n*gga, this is life in my aquarium."

Additionally, on the bridge before that verse, the rapper spits: "Feel's like you're drowning, don't you? / About a hundred miles down in that ocean / It's over, shoulda never jumped in / If you can't swim (if you can't swim, if you can't swim) / Oh my God, where's a life guard when you need one?"

You be the judge. Is Kendrick taking shots at Drake?

  • Kyle Rayner

    I think it's just coincidence.

  • Marvel Mills

    On Darkside/Gone he's talking about Geraldo's comments about his performance during the BET awards. it's possible he's also referencing other rappers being afraid of him (not sure why you would think it was Drake in particular. Don't see anything at all to point to that), but the verse is clearly mostly regarding Geraldo Rivera and people like him