Kendrick Lamar fires back at Drake with ‘Euphoria’
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Kendrick Lamar fires back at Drake with 'Euphoria'

Kendrick Lamar has finally responded to Drake’s diss tracks, ‘Push Ups (Drop & Give Me Fifty)’ and ‘Taylor Made Freestyle’ with a new track entitled ‘Euphoria’. Following an apology from J Cole, Lamar still aimed at the ‘7 Minute Drill’ artist.

The track begins softly with an electric piano and jazz guitar but switches to an aggressive instrumental as Lamar raps, “Know you a master manipulator and habitual liar, too / But don’t tell no lie ’bout me, and I won’t tell truths ’bout you.”

The Compton native also addresses Drake’s ‘Taylor Made Freestyle’, which featured AI-generated verses from 2Pac and Snoop Dogg. Highlighting the desecration of Tupac Shakur’s legacy, Lamar raps, “Somebody had told me that you got a ring / On God, I’m ready to double the wage / I’d rather do that than let a Canadian n-gga make’ Pac turn in his grave.”

‘Euphoria’ also mentions Pusha T by name, whose battle with Drake in 2018 culminated in ‘The Story Of Adidon,’ a brutal diss calling into question Drake’s abilities as a father. Lamar’s longtime friend and collaborator Jay Rock even joined the battle with an indirect post on Twitter/X reading, “Now this ain’t no AI… see I know Kdot!! Euphoria.”

Speaking to Cole and Drake (real name Aubrey Graham) in his second verse, Lamar rhymes, “Yeah, Cole and Aubrey know I’m a selfish n-gga / The crown is heavy, huh / I pray they my real friends, if not, I’m YNW Melly.” The latter is currently on trial for murder. 

In this fierce diss song, to drill the point home, Lamar lists off all the reasons why he hates Drake, rapping, “I hate the way that you walk, the way that you talk / I hate the way that you dress / I hate the way you sneak diss, if I catch a flight, it’s gon’ be direct!”

Drake was recently forced to remove ‘Taylor Made Freestyle’ from his social media after legal threats from Tupac Shakur’s estate. However, you can listen to Kendrick Lamar’s response, ‘Euphoria’, in the video below.