Many were surprised on Wednesday (May 4) to see Drake appear on the tracklist for Jack Harlow’s sophomore albumCome Home The Kids Miss You. Harlow is signed to Drama’s Generation Now label, but the DJ clarified on Twitter when the album dropped on Friday (May 6) that the beef between him and the Toronto mogul had finally been laid to rest.
“We gotta stop this narrative lol,” Drama tweeted. “Me & Drake been put that to rest. Grown men shit, and beyond that Jack & Drake cultivated they own relationship. Now erybody go stream that ‘Churchill Downs’!!”
We gotta stop this narrative lol. Me & Drake been put that to rest. Grown men shit, and beyond that Jack & Drake cultivated they own relationship. Now erybody go stream that “Churchill Downs”!! https://t.co/UftIdiQY07
— DJ DRAMA (@DJDRAMA) May 6, 2022
The Drake and DJ Drama feud dates all the way back to 2015 when word spread that the Gangsta Grillz mixtape king had allegedly been the one to tell Meek Mill that Drake hadn’t penned his own verse for the Philly lyricist’s 2015 single “R.I.C.O.”
The ghostwriting allegations surrounding the Dreams Worth More Than Money cut would ultimately snowball into a now-notorious beef between the two rappers, which culminated in Drizzy penning his Grammy-nominated diss track “Back to Back.”
The two rappers have since settled their differences, but there long remained indications from both Drake and Drama’s camp that the pair had no interest in repairing their relationship. Drake seemed to take aim at Drama on DJ Khaled’s 2016 single “For Free,” and when Drama sat down for a Drink Champs interview with N.O.R.E in 2021, he confirmed the OVO head retaliated against him at one point by having sexual relations with his girl.
“We’ve had small talk — we’ve talked,” Drama told The Breakfast Club in 2021.”We haven’t seen each other since the ‘tiff’ but we’ve been in communication lightly. At some point, I’m sure we’ll get the opportunity to sit down and really just build. I feel like he’s past that and we’re past that. That’s where it’s at really.”
Jack Harlow’s Come Home The Kids Miss You includes features from Pharrell Williams, Justin Timberlake and Lil Wayne.
HITS Daily Doublepredicts the album will earn between 160,000 and 180,000 album-equivalent units in its first week, with the album expected to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, securing Jack his first chart-topping project. The Kentucky rapper has already landed his first solo No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 thanks to his Fergie-sampling “First Class.”
Stream “Churchill Downs” and the rest of the project below.