Kendrick Lamar Wastes No Time to Answer Drake Diss With New Song “Meet the Grahams”: Listen


Kendrick Lamar is already back with another Drake diss. “Meet the Grahams,” the Compton artist’s third track of the week—following “Euphoria” and “6:16 in LA”—arrives within an hour of Drake’s barbed response, “Family Matters.” Find the latest new song below.

Lamar opens “Meet the Grahams” by addressing Drake’s son, Adonis Graham:

Dear Adonis, I’m sorry that that man is your father, let me be honest
It takes a man to be a man, your dad is not responsive
I look at him and wish your grandpa woulda wore a condom
I’m sorry that you gotta grow up and then stand behind him

Next, Lamar address Drake’s mother, Sandra Graham: “Dear Sandra, your son got some habits/I hope you don’t undermine them.” He saves some harsh words for Drake’s father, Dennis Graham—“You raised a horrible fuckin’ person/The nerve of you, Dennis”—before turning back to Sandra: “Your son’s a sick man with sick thoughts/I think n—-s like him should die/Him and Weinstein should get fucked up in a cell for the rest of they life.” He continues, “And we’ve gotta raise our daughters knowing there’s predators like him lurkin’/Fuck a rap battle, he should die, so all of these women can live with a purpose.”

Later, Lamar raps to a figure he calls “baby girl”: “I’d like to say it’s not your fault that he’s hiding another child/Give him grace/That’s the reason I made Mr. Morale.” The lyrics are, at the very least, in reference to Pusha T’s famous Drake diss “The Story of Adidon.”

Addressing Drake directly, Lamar explains that he’s gone so viciously after Drake because he brought the Californian’s family into the rap beef. “Why you had to stoop so low to discredit some decent people?” he asks, “Guess integrity is lost when the metaphors doesn’t reach you.” He closes the track, “Fuck a rap battle/This a lifelong battle with yourself.”

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