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Metro Boomin Celebrates Hip Hop’s Vitality as ‘Like That’ Tops the Charts

Metro Boomin’s recent celebration isn’t just about personal success; it’s a testament to the vibrancy and enduring spirit of hip hop. With the chart-topping success of his and Future’s single “Like That,” featuring Kendrick Lamar, hip hop’s pulse beats stronger than ever. The producer took to Instagram to share the news, posting a screenshot of the Billboard Hot 100 with “Like That” securing the coveted No. 1 spot. His caption was a bold declaration: “HIP HOP IS ALIVE AND WELL. #WEDONTTRUSTYOU.”

The chart domination doesn’t stop there. The duo also claimed the No. 2 spot with “Type Shit,” featuring Metro, Future, Travis Scott and Playboi Carti, and continued to pepper the top 10 with hits from their latest album, WE DON’T TRUST YOU. Kendrick Lamar’s presence on “Like That” marks another high point in his career, showcasing his lyrical prowess with sharp references and biting commentary. The song is a battleground of words, with Kendrick drawing lines and making clear distinctions between himself and his contemporaries.

Kendrick Lamar, no stranger to chart-topping success, delivers incisive verses in “Like That,” stirring the pot with veiled jabs at Drake and J. Cole amidst competitive claims of supremacy within the rap game. Kendrick’s audacious comparisons and confrontational lines have sparked conversations, showcasing his unparalleled lyrical prowess and ambition.

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In response to Kendrick’s provocations, Drake, during a tour stop in Florida, exuded defiance and confidence, dismissing any notion of rivalry with an impassioned declaration of his unassailable stature in the game. This exchange has only fueled the fire of intrigue and speculation within the hip hop community.

Metro Boomin’s commentary suggests a tension-filled backdrop for We Don’t Trust You, hinting at a reluctance among peers to endorse the album, potentially due to its contentious content. This speculation gained traction with Metro’s cryptic messages on social media, leading to widespread fan speculation about potential rifts, particularly with 21 Savage, despite his historic collaborations with both Metro and Drake.

The album has also seemingly strained the relationship between Drake and Rick Ross, with Ross taking a clear stance by aligning with Kendrick’s narrative. This unfolding drama, coupled with Drake’s defiant stance and Kendrick’s lyrical jabs, paints a complex portrait of alliances and rivalries that continue to captivate and shape the hip hop narrative.

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Amidst these swirling dynamics, J. Cole remains conspicuously silent, leaving fans and observers eagerly awaiting his next move. As hip hop continues to evolve through these creative clashes and collaborations, the genre proves its resilience and capacity for innovation, with artists like Metro Boomin, Future, and Kendrick Lamar leading the charge.

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