Drake Makes Serious Accusations On Latest Diss "Family Matters"

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The 6 God took the gloves off.

Drake was waiting. It's obvious from the opening seconds of "Family Matters" that he had the beat and the song concept locked. The instrumental that played during the outro of his previous diss, "Push Ups," kicks back in, and he skates like he never left. He addresses the things Kendrick Lamar said about his parenting skills, and tells him that now he has to deal with Adonis' dad. Drake had to deal with multiple targets on "Push Ups," but he doesn't waste time here. He goes right after Lamar's credibility as a "set banger" and an activist.

"Always rapping like you 'bout to get the slaves freed," Drake asserts. "You just acting like a activist, it's make believe. Don't even go back to your hood and plant no money trees. You say you hate the girls I f*ck, but what you really mean?" The density of these bars tells you pretty much everything you need to know about "Family Matters." It's a great diss, and one that had a lot of thought put into it. Drake not only references Kendrick Lamar's 2012 hit "Money Trees," but pokes holes in the concept of Lamar as a good role model for Compton kids. It gets more aggressive from there.

Drake Calls Kendrick Lamar A Domestic Abuser

It's the final verse that really ups the ante. Drake addresses Lamar's relationship with his wife, Whitney Alford. Lamar admitted to cheating on his wife on his album Mr. Morale and the Big Steppers, but Drake claims their marital situation is worse than fans realize. "You know I mean," he raps. "They hired a crisis management team to clean up the fact that you beat on your queen." An absolutely withering comment to end on.

What are your thoughts on this new diss, "Family Matters" by Drake? Does you think Drake went too far with his bars? Do you think he managed to top Kendrick Lamar's previous diss? What does the song do to Lamar's reputation? We would like to hear what you have to say, so be sure to leave your takes in the comments section. Additionally, always keep it locked in with HNHH for all of the latest news surrounding Drake. Finally, stay with us for everything else going on in the music world.

Quotable Lyrics

Ours sons should go play at the park, two light skin kids, that sh*t would be cute
Unless you don't want to be seen with anyone that isn't blacker than you
We get it, we got it
'The Blacker The Berry The Sweeter The Juice'
We get that you like to put gin in your juice, we get that you think your Bishop in Juice

About The Author
Danilo is a writer based out of San Diego. He graduated from the Art Institute of Tucson with a B.A. in digital media, and has since forged a career as a pop culture journalist. He covered hip-hop for Heavy.com, Rhyme Junkies and PopMatters prior to joining HotNewHipHop.com. Danilo's top five is constantly changing, but Biggie and Slug from Atmosphere remain permanent fixtures. His favorite rap album of all time is "Late Registration" by Kanye West, and that stays the same.