Drake and Kanye West have been trending Twitter topics since Trippie Redd released “Betrayal” featuring Drake on Saturday (August 21). As fans continue to dissect the Drake shot fired at Kanye West, they’re also wondering who will drop their album first — Drake, Kanye West or Kendrick Lamar.
All three top tier artists have albums that are either fully cooked, half-baked or still being seasoned. Drake is armed with Certified Lover Boy, Kanye is finishing Donda and K. Dot, well, his follow-up to 2017’s Pulitzer Prize-winning album DAMN. appears to be inching toward fruition.
Late last month, Drake told SiriusXM’s Sound 42’s Fri Yiy Friday the project was finally finished, but he still hasn’t committed to a date. Donda was originally supposed to arrive on July 23 but true to form, Ye failed to deliver it on time. It was then rumored to arrive on August 6, but that didn’t happen either.
A fictional release date of August 22 then appeared on the Apple Music pre-order page but with a third public listening party scheduled for Thursday (August 26) in Chicago, that’s likely another unrealistic scenario.
Meanwhile, Kendrick Lamar shocked his fans when he announced his next project will be his last for Top Dawg Entertainment, the label he’s been with since his now illustrious career was just beginning to blossom. On Friday (August 20), Kendrick shared a rare Instagram post which contained a link to a website.
Once on the site, fans were greeted with a message from the typically elusive artist that read in part, “As I produce my final TDE album, I feel joy to have been a part of such a cultural imprint after 17 years. The Struggles. The Success. And most importantly, the Brotherhood.
“May the Most High continue to use Top Dawg as a vessel for candid creators. As I continue to pursue my life’s calling. There’s beauty in completion. And always faith in the unknown. Thank you for keeping me in your thoughts. I’ve prayed for you all. See you soon enough.”
Now, not only are fans taking bets on who will pull the trigger first, a vast majority of them think Kendrick Lamar’s impending album has put fear into Drake and Kanye West — and will easily outshine them both.
Check out some of the reactions below.
Kendrick, Kanye and drake waiting for each other’s albums to drop like pic.twitter.com/5vDyJQe2Pm
— Polo🐐 (@MaybePolo) August 22, 2021
Kendrick, Drake and Kanye When You Ask Them Who Gone Drop They Album First… pic.twitter.com/5TT7tIevTz
— Drizzy Drizzyy (@DrizzyyDrizz) August 20, 2021
Let’s take bets now: Kanye, Drake, and Kendrick drop on the same day? pic.twitter.com/iMl8H9Ihrz
— Mr. gameNlounge (@iamVernonLewis) August 20, 2021
Kendrick, Drake and Kanye right now waiting to see who’s going to drop their album first pic.twitter.com/gl6ri8o92P
— Adam 🟢⚪️ (@FGR_Adam) August 20, 2021
Drake and Kanye watching Kendrick Lamar get ready to drop his Final TDE Album: pic.twitter.com/IlgyVYiMY6
— In My Mind (@MeAloneInMyMind) August 20, 2021
Kendrick Lamar return to the rap game to interrupt Kanye and Drake release pic.twitter.com/6rqE5Shrcq
— GRCAmoney (@BelieveInAmoney) August 20, 2021
We all waiting for drake,kanye and kendrick to drop when in actuality these niggas are waiting on each other too smh🚶🏾♂️ pic.twitter.com/twHFYjC84B
— Sanele Mntungwa (@SirMntungwa) August 21, 2021
Kanye and Drake seeing the Kendrick announcement pic.twitter.com/q2L37fGk5f
— Candy Grl 🍭 (@sweeticygal) August 20, 2021
Drake and Kanye hearing Kendrick announce his project
— JuipterReacts (@JupiterReacts) August 20, 2021
Drake and Kanye looking at their phone to see the Kendrick newspic.twitter.com/IYWma1i4Fn
— چیمہ ᴄʜᴇᴇᴍᴀ (@cheemaprod) August 20, 2021
Kanye and drake seeing that kendrick is dropping pic.twitter.com/Gz4sZbxhUv
— Darth JSH (@thefutureisJeru) August 20, 2021
Kendrick after new Kanye and Drake were taking too long to drop pic.twitter.com/AGueTKNrIl
— Bazinga (@BBingBBoom7) August 20, 2021
Drake and Kanye checking Twitter and seeing that Kendrick Lamar is about to drop pic.twitter.com/Uwz4Fqu9YM
— Hip Hop All Day (@HipHopAllDayy) August 20, 2021
Kanye and Drake hearing that Kendrick is about to drop his final TDE album. pic.twitter.com/99zFki07iK
— NUFF (@nuffsaidny) August 20, 2021
Kanye and drake after seeing that Kendrick website. pic.twitter.com/xPKgFxcwdi
— YD FRE$H (@YD_FRESH_NA) August 21, 2021