DJ Akademiks Clowns YG & Roddy Ricch For Not Getting Kendrick Lamar Features

DJ Akademiks has a question for all the West Coast artists that supported Kendrick Lamar publicly for The Pop Out, the “Not Like Us” music video, and his beef with Drake in general. Moreover, he seems to think that these artists should be demanding features from K.Dot, and insinuated that they aren’t happy with him just having them dance in his content instead of supporting their careers as well. While Ak didn’t name any artists in particular, it’s clear that he spoke generally of artists like YG, Roddy Ricch, Tyler, The Creator, and others. Regardless of whether you agree with this metric, folks got a heavy streaming boost from The Pop Out, so what’s the real issue here?

“If anything, let’s talk about this,” DJ Akademiks began his latest rant. “For everybody that was at The Pop Out or at the cookout or at the f***ing ‘Not Like Us’ video, when are y’all n***as gon’ get y’all goddamn Kendrick features? Don’t tell me y’all n***as is just extras in the music video or just on stage to be on stage. When are y’all getting y’all Kendrick features? That’s what we should talk about. When?

DJ Akademiks Wants To See Features Between The Kendrick Lamar Camp

“Drake gon’ be good,” DJ Akademiks continued. “When are y’all getting y’all features? Because it’s only so long y’all can hold the pom-poms for Kendrick without realizing you’re an artist, too! He brought you up there to dance, n***a, this s**t ain’t gon’ get your bank account filled. All this… When are you getting your features? Oh, you not getting your features. Oh, it’s not happening. He gave you the look in the music video. That’s it? Oh! Oh, he’s back in New York? Oh!

“When are y’all gon’ get y’all cash out for showing up on stage and dancing like a bunch of motherf***ing clowns up there, doing all this s**t?” DJ Akademiks concluded. “When are y’all gon’ get the features that gon’ help y’all s**t? I just want to know!” With all the new music rumors going around about both Kendrick Lamar and Drake, it’s very possible that this issue Ak is presenting will not age very well.

About The Author

Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output.

Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond.

Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C.

His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.

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