“Dont tell a lie on me, I won’t tell the truth ’bout you”…..

So, I’m going to try and break this down as best as possible…Kendrick Lamar has recently thrown a word of warning our way with the release of his single, “The Heart Part 4” on Apple Music. The record was hot, but more importantly, fans are trying to figure out who he was throwing shade to. Is it….Drake??

This is the third released track of “The Hearts” which all seem to reflect on his life. The first of “The Hearts” debuted on the 2010 mixtape, KDot Drops. “The Heart Part 2” appeared on 2010, Overly Dedicated. Black Hippy, 2013, held “The Heart Part 3” and his unreleased album will most likely be the resident to “The Heart Part 4”, expected to be released April 7th.

So with his song, “The Heart Part 4”, it’s been rumored that Kendrick was addressing his beef with Drake and for the sake of time and my mental compacity, I’ll break these rumors down as best as effective and simple as possible.

Tables turned, lesson learned, my best look
You jumped sides on me, now you ’bout to meet Westbrook
Go celebrate with your team and let victory vouch you
Just know the next game played, I might slap the s— out you
Technical foul, I’m flagrant, I’m foul
They throwin’ me out, you throw in the towel

Although KDot is talking basketball, there has been a similar feud between Kendrick and Drake. In “The Heart Part 4” it is possible that he is comparing his friendship with Drake to that of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. So as everyone should know by now, Kevin Durant left Russell Westbrook and the OKC Thunder this past offseason to join the Warriors. Because if this, cause a feud between the two, through the media and games. Like the basketball legends, Drake and Kendrick Lamar have toured together, appeared on each other’s albums, and even exchanged shoutouts in interviews. But not as of lately… The two have been playing a lyrical game of cat and mouse for years.

Tables turned, lesson learned, my best look

In Drake’s song “Pound Cake” he has a lyric, “Tables turn, bridges burn, you live and learn” which is eerily similar to Lamar’s opener. Using Drake’s lyrics against him is what Lamar has done with his previous shots in the past.

You jumped sides on me, now you ’bout to meet Westbrook

Jumped sides is obviously referring to Durant leaving to his rival, but in terms of Lamar and Drake, it likely refers to Drake switching up the sound of his music. Instead of rap, Drake’s latest projects have featured more dancehall sounds.

Go celebrate with your team and let victory vouch you

Your team refers to Durant’s Warriors, and also Drake’s Warriors. Drake constantly raps about both Durant and hanging out with the Warriors, so it’s not a stretch to see this connection.

Just know the next game played, I might slap the s— out you

In addition with the previous lyric, Lamar is referring to the success of Drake’s overall OVO team compared to Lamar’s Top Dawg Entertainment. While Drake’s team achieves more commercial success, Lamar is saying one-on-one, Drake wouldn’t stand a chance with him.

 So what do THECARTER fans think? Is it Drake and Kendrick beef? Or are we just stirring up our own drama???

Listen to “The Heart Part 4” Here


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