Kanye West Enters Drake Rap Feud with 'Like That' Remix

Kanye West ignites fresh controversy with bold online move.

by Nouman Rasool
Kanye West Enters Drake Rap Feud with 'Like That' Remix
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Kanye West has made a striking entrance into the ongoing rap feud between Drake and his contemporaries, intensifying the drama with his latest musical output. This Saturday, Kanye unveiled a remix of "Like That," a track originally by Future and Metro Boomin featuring Kendrick Lamar, which has sparked widespread industry conflict with Drake at the center.

Kanye premiered this remix on Justin Laboy’s radio show, The Download, just hours after Drake released his AI-assisted track "Taylor Made Freestyle," which takes shots at Kendrick Lamar. In his remix, Kanye directly addresses issues within the rap community, including pointed remarks about artist label deals—a clear retort to Drake's lyrics about Kendrick's agreements.

In a particularly bold line, Kanye raps, "It's a wrap for niggas/Where's Lucian, serve your master, nigga/You caught a little bag for your masters didn't ya/Lifetime deal I feel bad for niggas," which appears to allude to Drake's significant 2022 contract with Universal Music Group.

Kanye’s critique extends to J. Cole as well, with lines like, "Y'all so out of sight, out of mind/I can't even think of a Drake line/Play J. Cole, get the pussy dry," escalating tensions among these top-tier artists.

Kanye's Social Media Strategy

Beyond the music, Kanye also took to social media to promote his remix with a provocative meme, humorously commenting on J.

Cole’s fanbase and their romantic fortunes. This move underscores the multi-faceted approach Kanye is employing to assert his presence in the feud, merging social media influence with his musical endeavors. Meanwhile, Drake continues to provoke Kendrick Lamar, seeking a response to his "Push Ups" track, which had leaked and was then officially released last week.

Enhancing his challenge, Drake used AI-generated vocals from iconic West Coast rappers Tupac and Snoop Dogg in another freestyle titled "Taylor Made." Here, Drake suggests that Kendrick’s delayed response may have been influenced by the concurrent release of Taylor Swift's album, "The Tortured Poets Department." The history behind Kanye and Drake's beef goes all the way back to a disagreement on a beat back in 2018, but it hit its highest moment when Pusha T outed Drake's son, Adonis.

Kanye is in the news yet again, barely having come out of the storm that followed some incendiary comments he made last year, through the strength of "Carnival," his chart-topping single from the album "Vultures." His recent studio time with Metro Boomin hints at further strategic alliances in what can only be described as a generational battle within the rap industry.

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