Cam’Ron & Ma$e underwhelmed by Kendrick Lamar’s diss track: “Drake is winning”
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Cam'Ron & Ma$e underwhelmed by Kendrick Lamar's diss track: "Drake is winning"

Following the release of Kendrick Lamar’s Drake diss track ‘Euphoria’ radio hosts, personalities, and podcasters took to the airwaves to discuss their thoughts on the song and who they believe is currently winning the battle. 

Two MCs who quickly reacted to ‘Euphoria’ were Harlem natives Ma$e and Cam’Ron, who spoke about the battle on their podcast It Is What It Is. While talking about Kendrick’s recent efforts, the two musicians agreed that Drake is currently on top. 

Revealing that he believes Kendrick took too long, Ma$e asserted, “Drake is definitely winning from an MC standpoint. It took a while for us to get the record from Kendrick, and when you wait a while, it gotta be outta this world. I think if Kendrick dropped this record right after ‘[Push Ups] Drop and Give Me 50,’ it would have been crazy.”

Cam’Ron then chimed in, adding, “I think Drake is winning. ‘Euphoria’ didn’t really move me. I’m expecting lyrics from Kendrick. You’re expecting certain things. The song was kinda long. It took too long to come out — pause. I’m not saying it’s bad.”

For many, the response from Kendrick wasn’t worth the wait and didn’t include any lyrical blows. Although it was directed at Drake and J Cole, it wasn’t as brutal as ‘Push Ups’.

Ma$e then detailed why ‘Euphoria’ didn’t land for him, explaining, “It was a good record [but] we didn’t wait a while for a good record. It’s like when you did ‘Curtis’ [Cam’ron’s 50 Cent diss song], it’s a certain thing you gotta have in the record that Kendrick doesn’t have in his record. You gotta say something that make n*ggas look at the n*gga different. And when he did the, ‘I don’t want to hear you say n*gga,’ that was an angle that we already heard before.”

The pair continued to discuss the aura and tension that is usually present when you listen to diss tracks getting exchanged and reflected on past battles such as the war between Nas and Jay-Z. However for them, Kendrick Lamar and Drake have not delivered the same aggression or tension in their exchanges thus far.

You can listen to Ma$e and Cam’Ron speaking about ‘Euphoria’ in the video below.