Top Dawg Announces End to Kendrick Lamar and Drake Beef

Top Dawg Announces End to Kendrick Lamar and Drake Beef

Top Dawg Entertainment CEO Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith has announced the conclusion of the highly publicized rap battle between Kendrick Lamar and Drake, proclaiming it as a victory for hip-hop culture. The feud, which has been brewing since at least 2014, escalated in late March when Kendrick Lamar released a verse on the track “Like That” by Future and Metro Boomin. Drake responded with his own disses in "Push Ups" and "Taylor Made Freestyle" in April. The exchange of lyrical blows culminated in a series of six diss records released over the course of six days.

Kendrick Lamar, who had been with TDE since the late 2000s and left the label in 2022, is still seemingly on good terms with the label and its founder. His track "Not Like Us" is anticipated to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, according to projections. Drake's latest track "THE HEART PART 6," produced by Boi-1da, has been interpreted by some as an admission of defeat.

Despite the intense competition, Tiffith highlighted that the battle stayed within the realm of music. He also hinted at upcoming projects from TDE, including a 20th anniversary compilation and a release by TDE artist Jay Rock featuring members of Black Hippy. With the dust settling on the lyrical skirmish, fans are left to ponder if the artists will continue their rivalry or if the recent exchanges mark the end of their long-standing feud.


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