Kendrick Lamar Is No. 1 On The Billboard Hot 100 Thanks To His Scathing Drake Diss "Not Like Us"

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INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: Kendrick Lamar attends the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Kendrick may have taken the biggest win of all.

Kendrick Lamar is one of the greatest artists of this generation. Overall, his songwriting abilities are second to none. However, fans doubted him heading into his battle with Drake. There was this sense that because he hadn't been battle-tested, he would lose. Instead, Kendrick had a flawless strategy that left Drake completely off guard. It allowed him to win the public opinion, and it also allowed him to win the hit-making battle. No one figured Kendrick would get the biggest hit out of this beef, although he proved everyone wrong.

According to Billboard, "Not Like Us" has officially become the number one song on the Hot 100. Overall, this is the track that propelled Kendrick to a knockout victory. The DJ Mustard-produced track is infectious from an instrumental standpoint. Meanwhile, Lamar absolutely floats on this song with incredible flows and some truly scathing lyrics. It is pretty wild to have a song like this at number one, although it is a track that everyone is playing these days.

Kendrick Lamar Did The Unthinkable

"Euphoria" ended up snatching the number three spot on the Billboard charts which is yet another huge accomplishment. Meanwhile, "Family Matters" by Drake debuted at number seven. That is also an impressive debut, although it seems clear that in totality, Kendrick has made the better songs and is getting the most love from fans. What that means for Drake moving forward, remains to be seen.

Let us know what you think of this song going number one, in the comments section down below. Do you believe the song is good enough to get this much attention? How long do you believe this song will end up lasting as the number-one hit in the world? Additionally, stay tuned to HNHH for the latest news and updates from around the music world. We will continue to keep you informed on all of your favorite artists and their upcoming projects.


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Alexander Cole is the current Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop. He started at HotNewHipHop back in 2018 where he began as a Sports and Sneakers writer. During this time, he has shown an expertise in Air Jordans, Yeezys, and all things that have to do with Nike. His favorite kicks are the Air Jordan 1 High OG, the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 6, and the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in the "Beluga 2.0" colorway. Although his collection might not be the biggest, he is always looking to add new styles to it. When it comes to sports, Alex has a particular interest in the NBA and the NFL. His favorite teams are anywhere LeBron goes, and the Kansas City Chiefs. As a Montrealer, the Montreal Canadiens hold a special place in his heart, even if they haven't won the Stanley Cup in his lifetime. Alex also works for the Concordia Stingers, where he provides play-by-play and color commentary for the football, hockey, and basketball teams His favorite hip-hop artists are Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert.