Lamar v Drake – gloves off, let the dance begin

Kendrick Lamar and Drake, two of the most acclaimed rappers of their generation, have been offloading a string of long-held  resentments, insinuations and innuendo, in the way they know best by releasing a series of diss tracks. Drake denies allegations by Kendrick Lamar of underage sex and harbouring a secret child.

 Since Friday, both have released songs “aimed at each other at a rapid clip, igniting pro-sports levels of spectating and driving hip-hop media personalities into overtime,” according to the Washington Post.

 The feud dates back to the March release of a Lamar track boasting of his superiority to Drake which reached No 1 in the US. Whatever the ins and outs there is no doubt the spat is good for business as a pair of alpha rappers fight it out for dominance.

  Drake, 24 October 1986 2.31 am Toronto, Canda, is a Sun Pluto in Scorpio square Mars in Aquarius – super-determined, not about to let slights go unchecked and a bit of a bulldozer. He also has Venus Mercury in Scorpio and a 5th house Neptune. A creative though not always realistic Water Grand Trine of Jupiter in Pisces trine a Cancer Moon trine Pluto and Venus will make him self-protective.

 Kendrick Lamar, 17 June 1987 3.04 pm Compton, California, is a completely different temperament with a Gemini Sun opposition Uranus and Saturn in Sagittarius square a Pisces Moon. With Jupiter in Aries square Mars in Cancer.  

 Lamar’s Mars clashes with Drake’s Cancer Moon; and Drake’s Sun Pluto square Mars will make cooperation tricky no matter what the circumstances. Their relationship chart is volatile and competitive with a composite Sun Venus trine Mars trine Uranus, opposition Midheaven – but there is a sense of the aggravation being played up for reasons of ambition rather than genuine dislike.   A cynic might say it is “a tale  told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,  signifying nothing.” (Macbeth) But maybe I am just too old to tune into the deeper ramifications

11 thoughts on “Lamar v Drake – gloves off, let the dance begin

  1. I’m not a fan of rap music. Inane lyrics that too often glorify violence and misogyny in presenting an exaggerated, toxic model of masculinity, the use of a racist epithets (i.e. the “n-word”) and curse words, and the lack of any real melody all contribute to my distaste for the genre. Frankly, I couldn’t tell one rapper from another and I can happily live with my ignorance.
    That said, while this ridiculous feud between Drake and Kendrick Lamar rages, a real person was shot and seriously wounded outside of Drake’s suburban Toronto mansion yesterday in the very upscale Bridle Path neighbourhood. The victim has been identified as a member of Drake’s security team. Rumours abound that the shooting was part of this moronic rapper feud between Drake and Kendrick Lamar. Something to think about.

    • I feel like their feud has astrological validity and relavance – perhaps even more so now, after this shooting.

  2. Thank you Marjorie. One of my kids tipped me off to this — both of my kids think it’s very funny. They are team Lamar.

    • Nice astrological analysis on these two misbehaving minstrels.
      I’m not a fan of the bleeting goat aka Drake while I am unfamiliar with this Lamar fella.

  3. I’m afraid I’m a bit of a Kendrick fan. Got all his albums. He’s a brilliant wordsmith – not surprised with all that Gemini.

    Not a fan of rap battles though.

  4. I’m with you there Marjorie. Rap is mostly about ego with a hefty does of misogyny thrown in. Reckon they both need bringing down a peg or two!

    • Brilliant, thanks for this.

      It’s interesting to see them aim heatedly at each others families with Lamar’s Mars clashing with Drake’s Cancer Moon

      “there is a sense of the aggravation being played up for reasons of ambition rather than genuine dislike”
      I know a modest amount about their spat, but I think this is a spot-on comment. It’s fun to witness, but they have nothing meaningful to fight about.

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