Kendrick Lamar’s new single “The Heart Part 4” unexpectedly dropped and his fans quickly realized it was full of reported thinly veiled disses to rappers Big Sean, Drake and even President Donald Trump.
Lamar casually tweeted a Spotify link to the tune in the early hours of Friday, March 24, and it has since garnered more than 17,600 retweets and 29,500 likes. It is the newest in a series of “The Heart” songs that first debuted in 2010 with “The Heart Pt. 1.”
The Heart Part 4 https://t.co/XcDcxJtvCt
— Kendrick Lamar (@kendricklamar) March 24, 2017
“My fans can’t wait for me to son your punk ass and crush your whole lil’ sh–,” Lamar rapped, seeming to take aim at Big Sean. “I’ll Big Pun your punk ass, you a scared lil’ b—-/ Tip-toeing around my name, n—- ya lame / And when I get at you, homie, don’t you tell me you was just playin’.”
Reports speculate the line, “Jay Z Hall of Fame, sit ya punk a– down,” is also a reference to Big Sean who released the album “Hall of Fame” in 2013.
Lamar also seemed to take aim at Drake by spitting, “Tables turn, lesson learned, my best look / You jumped sides on me, now you ’bout to meet Westbrook / Go celebrate with your team and let victory vouch you / Just know the next game played, I might slap the s— out you / Technical foul, I’m flagrant, I’m fouled / They throwin’ me out, you throwin’ the towel.”
And like many rappers have done with previous presidents, Lamar took aim at the Commander-In-Chief Donald Trump, calling him a “chump” and taking aim at his ties with Russia and the election votes.
“Russia need a replay button, y’all up to somethin’,” Lamar rapped. “Electorial votes look like memorial votes / But America’s truth ain’t ignorin’ the votes / It’s blasphemy … How many leaders gon’ tell you the truth after me?”
The rhymes were enough to elicit a wave of humorous responses from Twitter.
Kendrick called out drake, big sean, donald trump, fake rappers, fake girls and RUSSIA on one track pic.twitter.com/u65k4R1oo2
— 🤭 (@GroovyJimmy97) March 24, 2017
The Streets after Kendrick fires shots… pic.twitter.com/FO6zFxr4HZ
— Risky 🦁 (@RiskyMashigo) March 24, 2017
Damn Kendrick just killed everyone in the game not even a week after More Life dropped. Big Sean and Drake got murdered
— Tai Young (@YoungRomxn) March 24, 2017
When Kendrick Lamar drops a single a week after your album and it's better than all 22 songs pic.twitter.com/scjGi9QXcB
— antonio margheriti (@stevelundrigan) March 24, 2017
Listening to the new kendrick song 🔥🔥🔥🔥 @TopDawgEnt @kendricklamar pic.twitter.com/jJDwZ0kqPL
— Leon🎢🎡 (@leon___72) March 24, 2017
"1 2 3 4 5, I am the greatest rapper alive"@kendricklamar pic.twitter.com/pixYLxSXIF
— Dr Umar Stan account (@MaffieuMufasa) March 24, 2017
When beats keep changing on that track and Kendrick Lamar is still killing his own verse pic.twitter.com/RCSt6LUQvJ
— Reuben (@nyaribarii) March 24, 2017