Many people are speculating whether Kendrick Lamar has repeatedly jabbed Drake on Dr. Dre’s new ‘Compton’ album. Since battle rap has now become a huge marketing strategy for major labels, it wouldn’t be a surprise to find subliminal shots aimed at Drake in songs “Darkside/Gone” and “Deep Water”.
On the track ‘Darkside/Gone’, K Dot 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”.
On ‘Deep Water’:
“M*********** 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****, this is life in my aquarium”.
On the bridge before that verse, Lamar also says:
“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?”
I’m not sure what to think about the drowning line. If anything Drake is happy that he destroyed Meek Mill in a rap battle and exposed him at his OVO festival. What do you think?