Rapsody Argues Kendrick Lamar’s Strategy Won Him The Battle Over Drake

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 01: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Rapsody attends the 2024 Recording Academy Honors presented by The Black Music Collective at Fairmont Century Plaza on February 01, 2024 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Rapsody has weighed in.

Rapsody reflected on Kendrick Lamar and Drake’s recent feud during a conversation on The Joe Budden Podcast on Monday. In doing so, she and Budden discussed how Lamar's strategy in the beef helped him come out on top.

The conversation began with Budden suggesting that Lamar’s “6:16 in LA” diss is the most underrated from the battle. “It was so smart,” Rapsody said. “Drake, he swung back. I didn’t think it was enough. But he swung back. I wasn’t mad at the swings. But whatever he could’ve said, Kendrick was so strategic. He swallowed that sh*t up so fast because he responded so fast. And then he hit you with a banger.”

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Rapsody added: “It’s just tough. You gotta study the art of war. Everybody like, ‘He got three weeks.’ I was like, ‘He in there cooking over and over and over again.’” From there, Budden joked about Drake fans getting impatient waiting for a response to “Push Ups” from Lamar. Rapsody then mentioned how long Nas took to respond to JAY-Z’s “Takeover” with his own iconic diss, “Ether.” Check out the full conversation below.

Rapsody Speaks On Kendrick Lamar & Drake's Feud

It's not the first time Rapsody has spoken on the beef. When J. Cole was still involved, she discussed her two former collaborators during an appearance on The Bootleg Kev Podcast. It came shortly after Cole's infamous apology at the Dreamville Festival. Of that decision, she said: "He’s a man. He made his decision. But if I’m just speaking from me? If I’m in that position? I love this – the spirit of what this is, the sport of what this is.” Be on the lookout for further updates on Rapsody as well as Drake and Kendrick Lamar's feud on HotNewHipHop.


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Cole Blake is currently an Editor at HotNewHipHop based out of Brooklyn, New York. He began working at the site as an intern back in 2018 while studying journalism at St. John’s University. In the time since, he’s graduated with a bachelor's degree and written extensively about a wide range of topics including pop culture, film & television, politics, video games, sports, and much more. He’s also covered music festivals such as Gov. Ball and Rolling Loud. You can find him publishing work for HNHH from Monday to Wednesday or on weekends. On the sports front, Cole’s a passionate NBA and NFL fan with his favorite teams being the Indianapolis Colts and Los Angeles Lakers. He also roots for the Yankees whenever he finds himself at Yankee Stadium or the Red Storm when in the company of other SJU alumni. His favorite hip-hop artists are billy woods, Earl Sweatshirt, Cam’ron, MIKE, and Mach-Hommy.