Kendrick Lamar performs on the American Express stage during Austin City Limits Music Festival at Zilker Park. Credit: Austin American-Statesman

The battle between Kendrick Lamar and Drake is so monumental that it’s even become discussion fodder for sports shows.

The Dan Le Batard Show with Stogutz invited Andscape senior writer David Dennis on Monday to discuss the epic beef between the two rappers. Dennis explained how Drake picked a fight and then Kendrick dropped a bomb.

“We did not know exactly where things would go until Kendrick actually put out a full-fledged diss, which he did with the song Euphoria,” said Dennis. “So Drake was kinda like ‘Hey, you’re short, you wear kids’ shoes, I make more money than you.’ And Kendrick Lamar came back and was like, ‘I hate everything about you. I hate your clothes, I hate the way you talk, I hate your music, you have inappropriate relationships with children, your family is, like, not okay, you’re not Black.’ All these things that was like ‘Okay, we have accelerated to a level that we did not think it would go.”

Dennis noted that while Drake responded in a decent way, Lamar’s quick release of a response completely overwhelmed him.

He has outmaneuvered Drake, out-rapped Drake, made more popular music… and he’s seemingly beaten Drake into submission in a way that I did not think we would see.”

Dennis also added that he thinks Lamar may have dissed Drake so hard that it might impact the rapper’s career.

“What I’m surprised by is I think this can actually have true damage to Drake’s career,” he said.

[The Dan Le Batard Show]

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