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Drake vs. Kendrick Lamar Rap Battle Debate: Where Does Drake Go From Here? | Billboard Unfiltered

In the first episode of ‘Billboard Unfiltered,’ Billboard staffers Damien Scott, Carl Lamarre and Trevor Anderson discuss the Drake and Kendrick Lamar feud that has taken the hip-hop world by storm, J. Cole’s exit from the drama, Tommy Richman’s debut on the Hot 100 and more!

Carl Lamarre:
Hey, hey! What’s going on, guys? Welcome to a fresh episode of ‘Billboard Unfiltered.’ Guys, we have a jam-packed episode as we’re gonna dive into arguably one of the greatest hip-hop battles we have seen of all time. Drake vs. Kendrick Lamar. Guys, I mean, I have not seen anything like this.

Damien Scott:
It’s definitely the busiest battle ever.

Trevor Anderson:
Yeah, just the drop, drop, drop, drop, drop, drop, drop, drop…

Carl Lamarre:
I mean, they got us working overtime.

Damien Scott:
Drake called it. He said drop, drop, drop, drop. That’s what n—as did.

Carl Lamarre:
I’m curious to get your takeaways from the battle. I mean, obviously, we have not seen anything like this. Seven disses in a week, double digits in a month.

Damien Scott:
That’s crazy.

Carl Lamarre:
What are some of your biggest takeaways from this battle? I’ll start with you, Dame.

Damien Scott:
My biggest takeaway is that these are two of our best hitmakers working today. I think people already knew Drake was a hitmaker. He’s our genre’s premiere hitmaker. I think people underestimated how good of a hitmaker Kendrick was just because Kendrick doesn’t drop that often. And when he does drop, you never know what you’re going to get with Kendrick. He can be going in a different, more personal direction, where he’s not really focused on the charts, or he can make an album like ‘DAMN.’ where it’s much more accessible. I think this shows that these two guys, I would say, are the best we got.

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