Joe Budden Teases Drake and Kendrick Lamar’s Diss Tracks

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 25: Joe Budden speaks onstage at the REVOLT X AT&T 3-Day Summit In Los Angeles – Day 1 at Magic Box on October 25, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for REVOLT)

Joe Budden recently stirred up anticipation by suggesting that both Drake and Kendrick Lamar have powerful diss tracks ready for release. Speaking on The Joe Budden Podcast, Budden hinted at an impending escalation following J. Cole’s decision to apologize for his previous diss aimed at Kendrick.

Budden conveyed a sense of urgency, stating, “Get out the way, whatever little rappy sh*t you thought was going on, it’s not that. Something is coming.” He speculated that J. Cole’s apology signaled awareness of incoming diss tracks from either Kendrick, Drake, or possibly both, shifting the feud into a higher gear.

According to Budden, Kendrick Lamar has effectively earned a reprieve with Cole’s apology, paving the way for Drake and Kendrick to unleash their anticipated retaliations. “I have it on good information that both sides went in the booth and came out,” Budden shared, emphasizing that the diss tracks are “nuclear” and highly impactful.

Budden expressed skepticism about Drake’s ability to match Kendrick’s lyrical prowess but acknowledged hearing promising reports about Drake’s potential response. “I’ve seen absolutely nothing from Drake to get me excited enough to think that he will be capable of doing what needs to be done against the likes of a Kendrick Lamar,” Budden remarked.

The tension escalated after Kendrick Lamar dissed Drake on “Like That,” a track with Future and Metro Boomin that topped the Billboard Hot 100. J. Cole, initially embroiled in the feud due to his song “First Person Shooter,” later addressed the situation on his latest project, “Might Delete Later,” before retracting and offering an apology.

While J. Cole chose to back down, Drake has remained relatively silent, sparking speculation about his next move. DJ Akademiks dismissed the idea of Drake bowing out, suggesting that the Canadian rapper is unfazed by the escalating tension.

Budden’s remarks underscore a growing anticipation within the hip-hop community, awaiting the potential release of these anticipated diss tracks and the next chapter in this high-profile feud.