Kendrick Lamar's First Reaction To Drake's "Family Matters" Revealed

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GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 26: Kendrick Lamar performs as he headlines the Pyramid Stage during day five of Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 26, 2022 in Glastonbury, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Jason Martin had inside info from Kendrick himself.

Kendrick Lamar and Drake went toe-to-toe on the night of May 3rd. Overall, it all started in the morning when Kendrick dropped "6:16 In LA" as a follow-up to "Euphoria." That night, Drake dropped off "Family Matters" which was a scathing track that accused Kendrick of colorism and domestic violence. Less than an hour later, Kendrick returned the favor with "Meet The Grahams." In what some say is the most sinister diss track of all time, Lamar accuses Drake of being a deadbeat father who allegedly employs sex offenders and allegedly is one himself. It was a shocking song that was then followed up by a club banger the next day, in "Not Like Us."

While appearing on Bootleg Kev's show, Compton artist JasonMartin spoke about the beef and how he had a direct line to Kendrick throughout the whole thing. As you can see in the clip below, Martin explains how he texted Kendrick following the release of "Family Matters." Based on text messages sent by Kendrick, it appears as though he wasn't sweating Drake's response. Instead, he told Martin that he had been waiting for a response. Martin then recalls going to the bathroom and by the time he was done, "Meet The Grahams" had been uploaded.

Kendrick Lamar Gets Immense Praise From Jason Martin

Martin noted throughout the interview that while he enjoys Drake, Kendrick is on a whole different planet with his music. Furthermore, he believes Drake simply didn't understand the kind of tactician he was going up against. Considering how the beef played out, it is clear that Kendrick outsmarted Drizzy the whole way through. Even now, Drake has been left scrambling, with his "U MY EVERYTHING" and "Wah Gwan Delilah" verses being panned by critics.

Let us know what you thought of the Kendrick Lamar and Drake battle, in the comments section down below. Do you believe that Kendrick came away with the obvious win? Or do you think that there is a good case to be made for Drake at this point? 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.

About The Author
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.
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