Kendrick Lamar Goes In On Drake On Second Diss Track '6:16 In L.A.'

By Tony M. Centeno

May 3, 2024

Kendrick Lamar & Drake
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Kendrick Lamar isn't finished with Drake just yet. After dropping his first explosive response earlier this week, KDot is circling back with another diss track for Drizzy.

On Friday morning, May 3, the Compton native randomly posted a new song "6:16 in L.A." The track begins with Lamar accusing somebody of lying. Once he gets into his first verse, Kendrick starts to rank on all the moves Drake made after he first called him out on "Like That." He starts with his close friend and streamer Akademiks, who "looks compromised." He also shames Drake for dragging his manager Anthony Saleh into the beef after he posted photos of Ant on his Instagram Stories.

Later on, Lamar accuses Drake's OVO team of going behind his back. He seemed to allude to people within Drake's camp of working for him. He claims Drake conspired with his other friend Zack Bia to "play dirty" with Twitter bots.

"You playin' dirty with propaganda, it blow up on ya," KDot raps. "You're playin' dirty with Zack Bia and Twitter bots/But your reality can't hide behind Wi-Fi/Your lil' memes is losing steam, they figured you out/The forced opinions is not convincin', y'all need a new route."

"6:16 in L.A." is produced by Sounwave and Jack Antonoff, who's also Taylor Swift's go-to producer. They used samples of Al Green and Teddy Pendergrass. The latter artist's music was also sampled at the beginning of KDot's previous track "Euphoria." The title draws references to the late 2Pac's birthday and Canadian Father's Day, which both land on June 16. Drake recently used an AI-version of 'Pac and Snoop Dogg to diss Kendrick on his second "Taylor Made Freestyle." While Snoop thought it was funny, the estate of Tupac Shakur issued a cease and desist to Drake, which forced him to remove the record.

Kendrick's latest song comes just a few days after he released his first response to Drake. On that track, Kendrick didn't hold back as he tore Drake to shreds for all the shots he fired at him on "Push Ups."

Listen to Kendrick Lamar's "6:16 in L.A." above.

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