Kendrick Lamar has just dropped two singles for an upcoming album to be released on April 7th.
In the second of those singles, titled "Humble," K. Dot has a line in which he raps:
"Sopranos, see we like to keep it on a high note."If you recall from Weezy's 2014 mixtape banger "U Guessed It" from Sorry 4 the Wait 2, Lil Wayne rapped:
"My nina sings soprano, so we gon' leave on a high note."It may be small, subtle, subliminal, however you want to describe it, but it's definitely a small shout out to Wayne. Anytime you include another rapper's line in your track, it's a nod saying that their line was dope enough that they wanted to repeat it in their own song, knowing people would know it's your line. <iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/tvTRZJ-4EyI" width="280" height="158" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe>
Lil Wayne is definitely at the level now where people can use his lines without being accused of biting. It's just like when he used to use lines from legends in his old songs, using them as homages and ways to give exposure to the original OG.
Kendrick and Weezy had some warm moments earlier this year and late last when Wayne was thinking about retiring. Kendrick said in March of 2016 in an interview with the Coveteur that Lil Wayne was "the greatest." During Wayne's retirement consideration, Kendrick went on a hilarious drunken SnapChat rant, in which he rapped many of his favorite Weezy verses.<iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/-xkpCw-Snro" width="280" height="158" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe>
The two have been on more than good terms for years. As a fan of both artists, I'm absolutely hoping for an appearance from Wayne on K. Dot's new yet to be named album, but any collaboration in the future would be amazing.
What do you think? Is Kendrick shouting out Weezy? Let us know in the comments below.