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Kendrick Lamar doesn't believe in rap's "Big 3": "It’s just big me"

A photo of rapper Kendrick Lamar.
Kendrick Lamar. (Shutterstock/Tinseltown)

When it comes to today's rap game, many consider Kendrick Lamar, Drake, and J. Cole to be the three best emcees on the planet.

The "Big 3," if you will.

Kendrick, however, disagrees.

On Friday, Future and Metro Boomin released their eagerly anticipated joint album, "We Don’t Trust You," which includes a track featuring the former Top Dawg Entertainment rapper titled “Like That."

On it, Kendrick wholeheartedly dismisses the idea of the "Big 3."

"Motherfuck the big three, it's just big me," he raps.

Later in the track, K. Dot also fires what appears to be a shot at Drake and, more specifically, his 2023 album "For All the Dogs."

“Bum, ‘fore all your dogs gettin’ buried / That’s a K with all these nines, he gon’ see Pet Sematary,” he raps, referencing Stephen King’s classic 1983 novel "Pet Sematary."

Kendrick isn't the only rapper to have dismissed the idea of the "Big 3" recently.

Big Sean has, too.

Earlier this week, the Detroit rapper shared a video of him spitting some new bars over a slowed version of The Pharcyde's classic "Drop" beat.

During the freestyle, he appeared to take aim at Drake, Cole, and Kendrick.

"Y'all so-called bigger three, huh / But every verse I lay, fans love to say, 'Man, n***** is sleep,'" he rapped.


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