Artists sampled in Kendrick Lamar’s diss to Drake receive a streaming boost.

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According to Billboard, Teddy Pendergrass’ “You’re My Latest, My Greatest Inspiration” saw a significant surge of 76% in streams, jumping from 76,000 from Apr. 26-29 to 134,000 from May 3-6, following its use at the beginning of “Euphoria.” Similarly, Al Green’s “What a Wonderful Thing Love Is” experienced a remarkable increase of 283% over the same time frame after being featured on “6:16 in LA.”

Additionally, “BBL Drizzy,” the King Willonius song sampled by Metro Boomin for his anti-Drake beat challenge, has seen a substantial rise in streams, soaring from a negligible amount at the end of April to 185,000 from May 5-6.


Al Green has acknowledged his sample on Kendrick Lamar’s “6:16 in LA.” Hitting X, Green dropped the title of the song sampled, tweeting, “What a Wonderful Thing Love Is.”

With the dust settling on “euphoria,” Kendrick dug into Drake’s bag of tricks and dropped a timestamp record, “6:16 in LA.”

In the song, Lamar acknowledges Drake and his OVO team are shook by the “euphoria” diss, evidenced by DJ Akademiks’s demeanor, who has been Drake’s mouthpiece throughout the beef.

Additionally, Lamar states that members of the OVO team are looking for Drake’s downfall and actually are working on his team.

“Everybody inside your team is whispering you deserve it
Can’t Tootsie Slide out of this one it’s just gone resurface
Every dog has its day, now live in yo purpose.”

You can hear it below.

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