Drake’s New ‘8 AM in Charlotte’ Video Features Son Adonis & Raises Questions About Rivalry Disses

Drake’s New ‘8 AM in Charlotte’ Video Features Son Adonis & Raises Questions About Rivalry Disses

Drake has made a comeback with a new music video titled “8 AM in Charlotte,” leaving fans speculating whether he is aiming at one of his past rap rivals. The video not only showcases Drizzy’s undeniable talent but also presents a heartwarming surprise—the inclusion of his son Adonis. With cryptic lyrics and compelling visuals, fans are eager to dissect the video and decipher the subtle disses aimed at fellow rappers. 

The ‘Greatest of All Time’

In the “8 AM in Charlotte” video intro, Drake converses with his son about a drawing. To his delight, Adonis refers to his dad as the “G.O.A.T.,” emphasizing his status as the “Greatest of All Time.”

The video itself features the Toronto native amidst a group of individuals wearing hoodies that read “Hate Survivor.” He confidently delivers his verses while donning a multi-color jacket and colorful hair clips in an empty room. 

Throughout the song, Drake showcases his impeccable wordplay and lyrical prowess. The opening lines capture attention with the following captivating bars: 

“We gotta talk about us, I feel like Jordan Peele. Could tell I’m gettin’ under your skin like an orange peel. ‘Cause your words don’t match your actions like a foreign film. And now it’s silence in the Lamb’ like the horror film.” 

These lyrics suggest a subliminal message, potentially directed at fellow rappers who have been involved in past beef, such as Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, and Pusha T.

Fans Speculate

Fans on X, an online platform, expressed their excitement for the “Search & Rescue” rapper’s upcoming album. One user exclaimed, “Time stamp Drake never fails,” and another stating, “Yea, we might be in for a classic Drake album cause this is heat.” However, there were also mixed responses regarding Drake’s use of subliminal disses. 

Another user expressed frustration, stating, “Honestly, I’m tired of these subliminal attacks from Drake, and I wish he would actually be more direct by saying names.” Speculation ran rampant among fans, with many identifying Kanye West or Pusha T as potential targets for Drake’s veiled diss track.

Toward the song’s end, the Canadian rapper drops more thought-provoking bars, cryptically targeting unnamed individuals: 

“Not havin’ enough to pay your tax is a federal crime. You n*ggas obsessed with me, and it’s not on no-hetero vibe. Handle beef so quiet, you think that I’m lettin’ it slide. Next thing you know, we tip-toein’ past enemy lines. Diss me so long ago, we making your memories fly. Conspiracy theories start floatin’ ’round like the Kennedy guy. I’ll prolly hold a grudge against you guys ’til I’m seventy-five.” 

Fans on Twitter (X) continued to speculate, with one user confidently asserting, “Drake is dissing either Kendrick or Pusha T,” and another user suggesting, “Gotta be Ye or Push.”

The song “8 AM in Charlotte” will be featured on Drake’s highly anticipated album, For All The Dogs, scheduled for release on October 6.

Drake News

In more recent Drizzy news, his single “Slime You Out” with star singer SZA debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart during the last week of September 2023. The single was Drake’s 12th No. 1 single and SZA’s second. 

In addition, Drake’s “It Was All A Blur” Tour also recently had to postpone six tour dates for unconfirmed reasons. The affected cities were Denver, Nashville, New Orleans, and Columbus, Ohio. 

J. Cole & Lil Yachty Drop Surprise Collaboration

In a separate but loosely related development, another rapper who has recently sparked fan speculation is J. Cole. The Dreamville leader recently collaborated with Atlanta rapper Lil Yachty on a surprise track titled “The Secret Recipe.” Fans have interpreted Cole’s clever wordplay in his verse as a possible diss aimed at Baton Rouge rapper NBA YoungBoy

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