Al Green's Sample in Kendrick's Diss Track '6:16 In LA' Has a Connection to Drake's Uncle | WhatsOnRap

Al Green's Reacts to Kendrick Lamar's '6:16 In LA' Sample, Hinting at Drake's Family Connection

Kendrick Lamar's Diss Track Samples Al Green, Hinting at Drake's Family Connection.
Kendrick Lamar's latest diss track, "6:16 in LA," is stirring up controversy once again, this time with a subtle yet significant connection to Drake's family. 

The track, which serves as his second jab at Drake following "Euphoria," has fans buzzing with speculation about its hidden meanings and the implications behind its sampled music and cover art.

What's The Connection Between Al Green's "What a Wonderful Thing Love Is" and Drake? 

The sample used in "6:16 in LA" comes from Al Green's "What a Wonderful Thing Love Is," a choice that holds a familial tie to Drake. The original track featured Mabon "Teenie" Hodges on guitar, who happens to be Drake's uncle. 

This familial connection adds an intriguing layer to the ongoing feud between Kendrick and Drake, especially considering the history between their families.

How did Al Green React?

Upon the release of the diss track, Al Green shared a link to "What a Wonderful Thing Love Is" on social media, sparking speculation about his approval of the song or potential involvement in clearing the sample. 

Al Green Shows Love To Kendrick Lamar Sampling His Song:

While "6:16 in LA" is not yet available on streaming platforms, Green's tweet suggests that the diss track has garnered a more positive response compared to Drake's previous diss, "Taylor Made Freestyle," which faced criticism from 2Pac's estate.

This isn't the first time Kendrick has hinted at Drake's family connections in his diss tracks. In "Like That," the track that ignited their feud, Kendrick referenced Michael Jackson and Prince's rivalry, indirectly alluding to Drake's comparisons to MJ. 

With lines like "And your best work is a light pack / N***a, Prince outlived Mike Jack," Kendrick subtly addressed Drake's position in the rap game while drawing parallels to legendary figures in music history.

Furthermore, fans have speculated that the title "6:16 in LA" may also allude to the infamous O.J. Simpson trial, with references to the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman on June 12, 1994, and their funeral on June 16. 

The inclusion of two leather gloves in the cover art further supports this theory, drawing parallels to Simpson's murder trial.

In addition to familial connections and historical references, Kendrick's diss track may also be interpreted as a commentary on popular culture. 

The premiere date of HBO's "Euphoria" on June 16, 2019, could serve as another layer of symbolism, especially considering Drake's involvement as a producer on the show. 

Kendrick's previous diss track, also titled "Euphoria," hinted at controversies surrounding the show's portrayal of teenage life, subtly criticizing Drake's association with it.

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