Drake Causes A Stir By Sampling Kim Kardashian’s Voice in New Song
Drake shocked fans with a preview of a brand-new song just before he left for Raleigh, North Carolina, where he will co-headline the Dreamville Festival with J. Cole this weekend.
The singer of “Hotline Bling” gave a sneak peek of a brand-new song called “Rescue Me” on an episode of Sound 42’s “The Fry Yiy Show” on SiriusXM Radio.
In the series finale of E! “Keeping Up With The Kardashians”, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West address their divorce, which is sampled in the new song.
In the sample, Kim Kardashian is heard saying, “I didn’t come this far, just to come this far and not be happy. Remember that,” to her mother Kris Jenner.
Drake has caused a stir by sampling Kim Kardashian’s voice in the song and while some fans have praised Drake for including the sample, others have criticized him for using Kim’s voice without her permission.
Kim herself has not commented on the matter, neither has her ex-husband Kanye West, who has had a long-standing feud with Drake.
It’s worth noting that sampling is a common practice in hip-hop, and many artists use snippets of speeches, interviews, and other recordings in their music. However, the use of Kim’s voice in “Rescue Me” has sparked controversy due to her high-profile status and the ongoing drama between Drake and Kanye.
Overall, the inclusion of Kim Kardashian’s voice in “Rescue Me” has been a controversial move by Drake, and it remains to be seen how it will impact his relationship with both Kim and Kanye.
A long-standing feud
The Drake and Kanye beef is a long-standing feud between two of the biggest names in hip-hop. The feud began in 2009 when Drake signed with Lil Wayne’s Young Money Entertainment, which was a direct competitor to Kanye’s GOOD Music label.
Over the years, the two rappers have taken jabs at each other through their music, interviews, and social media.
One of the most notable incidents in the Drake and Kanye beef occurred in 2018 when Kanye produced Pusha T’s album “Daytona,” which included a diss track aimed at Drake called “Infrared.” Drake responded with his own diss track, “Duppy Freestyle,” which took shots at both Pusha T and Kanye. In response, Pusha T released “The Story of Adidon,” which revealed that Drake had a secret child and included a controversial photo of Drake in blackface.
The beef continued to escalate in 2019 when Kanye tweeted that Drake had threatened him and his family, which Drake denied. Kanye also accused Drake of buying the first two rows of Pusha T’s concert in Toronto to try and start a fight.
Drake responded by mocking Kanye’s mental health struggles and accusing him of being fake.
The feud seemed to come to a head in 2021 when Drake released his album “Certified Lover Boy” on the same day as Kanye’s album “Donda.”
The two albums were in direct competition with each other, and both rappers took shots at each other on their respective albums. Kanye even leaked Drake’s address on social media, which Drake called a “dangerous” move.
Overall, the Drake and Kanye beef has been a long and complicated feud that has involved multiple diss tracks, social media jabs, and personal attacks.
While it’s unclear if the two rappers will ever fully reconcile, it’s clear that their rivalry has had a significant impact on the hip-hop community followership.