A Brand new interview with the king of the west coast Kendrick Lamar was released today via Rolling Stone but the most interesting topic of discussion was “ghost-writing”. It seems Kendrick Lamar took shots at his rival Drake with his comments during the interview where he was quoted saying “I cannot call myself the best rapper if I have a ghostwriter. If you’re saying you’re a different type of artist and you don’t really care about the art form of being the best rapper, then so be it. Make great music. But the title, it won’t be there”.
That statement above basically confirms that Kendrick Lamar is excluding Drake as a top rapper after Meek Mill “exposed” Drake for using reference tracks in 2015. You can check below for more of Kendrick Lamar’s interview via Rolling Stone.
Kendrick Lamar Rolling Stone Interview continued:
“If it turned out that you somehow had a ghostwriter, people would really want to meet that guy.
[Laughs] You’re right.
Every time you open your mouth to rhyme, you have to uphold that reputation, live up to your own boasts. How do you deal with that?
Well, that’s the challenge that keeps me going. Can I outdo myself again? Can I make a better rhyme than I made last time? That’s the whole chase. If that wasn’t there, then I’d have stopped after good kid, after I had my first platinum album. But, you know, you see Jay-Z [chuckles]. He’s a billionaire. You see Dr. Dre. Jay is still on his pen game, because it’s always a chase to see if you’re not only still true to the culture, but still can generate a creative process that’s organic for you, that can challenge yourself.” – Rolling Stone
As small as it may seem, those statements will for sure be taking as shots from fans of Drake, be sure to check back soon for updates or possible response / diss tracks from Drizzy Drake who is known for responding almost instantaneously when provoked about his pen game.
Listen to Kendrick Lamar & Drake’s “Poetic Justice” below: