8 Questions With iHipHop: Kendrick Versus Drake – The Title Fight

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Dan: After naming names (including Drake) on “Control,” Kendrick goes the typical 2013 rapper route on the cypher and doesn’t specifically name Drake (even though the “nothing was the same” line would obviously indicate that its a shot at the boy from T-Dot). Why do you think he, in a sense, technically backtracked on his whole “put names on wax” ideology?

Drew: I think Kendrick wants to show that it’s not about naming names, but about choosing sides in the battle he wants to initiate. He’s staking out a clear territory as the King Of Hip-Hop and goading Drake into making his claim about that particular title. Whether he named someone or not is actually less relevant than the fact that we all know who he’s addressing, and it’s a show of his skill that he can make the reference without the name, proving that it’s not pure publicity maneuvering but poetic steering as well.


  1. Agreed with Dan. Kendrick is using all the other artists by talking shit about them. Not a good way to get noticed, but he’s still getting noticed!

  2. So sad if that is the case. Kendrick is very talented in my opinion… so he should just work doubly hard to get what he wants instead of doing this

  3. I don’t think that Drake should be picking a fight with Kendrick over this one. Really, it’s just not worth his time. Plus Kendrick doesn’t get what he wants: attention.

  4. I think its a good thing I personally have grown tired of all the friendly we are the world rappers so if he wants to go at someone maybe it’ll bring back what the game is missing which is heart.

  5. I’d say put ’em two bishes in a closed room, get a CCTV up on it and let ’em claw each other’s eyes out. See how the media goes down on that. Let them unbundle their panties and throw out their tampons.

  6. Drew, I agree with you that both Kendrick and Drizy are talented enough to stay long in this game. But I really do not agree with what Kendrick has been doing.

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