Kendrick Lamar Targets Drake, Jay Electronica, and Extra, on Leaked ‘DAMN.’ Demo

Although his newest album, Mr. Morale & The Large Steppers, is a principally inside survey, Kendrick Lamar followers will recall an period during which the rapper was much more more likely to retaliate to perceived slights in opposition to him (working example, that “Management” verse.) However a newer instance additionally exists within the type of an early model of the DAMN. tune, “ELEMENT.,” which surfaced, partially, again in 2019.

At present, nonetheless, the principally full model of the DAMN. demo has been unearthed. And it is brimming with barbs directed at rap’s former and present elite.

Over a murky beat that will finally discover a residence on the Black Panthersoundtrack as SOBxRBE’s “Paramedic!,” the Compton rapper sends strays at Drake and Meek Mill, however goes instantly for Large Sean, Jay Electronica, and French Montana, all of which both instantly or subtly talked about the rapper in interviews and rhymes across the time of DAMN.‘s recording. “French Montana talking on me in interviews, very cynical, dry hating one thing I don’t approve,” Lamar says on the shelved verse. “Jay Electronica threw silencers on my GRAMMY night time, one other useless prophet hoping the God’ll give ’em life,” the rapper continues. The verse closes with phrases for Sean (“I believe his false confidence acquired him impressed, I can’t make ’em respect you, child, it’s not my job,”) and a point out of Drake and Meek’s transient, however damaging spat.

Snippets of the monitor are closely circulating throughout socials for the time being, main some to imagine the verse was generated by A.I. However you do not have to be too tech-savvy to seek out the entire tune or the unique leak from just a few years again.

On the time of publishing, none of these named within the verse had responded. But when we’re to take something from the absolutely demonstrated pettiness of a few of the males on the hit listing, that might change fairly quickly.