When Drake dropped Take Care, "Buried Alive" was Kendrick Lamar's show and prove, essentially a solo feature on the album. It was the biggest look of Kendrick's career at that point. A few months after the album's release, Drake nabbed Kendrick Lamar as an opener for his Club Paradise tour. A year later, he had built up enough hype that when good kid, m.A.A.d city finally dropped, it was solidified as a classic. The most salient nod of approval, however, wasn't from any writer or music critic but Drizzy himself, as he congratulated Lamar on the album release and expressed pride in being a part of it.
Congratulations to Kendrick. Incredible body of work. Honored to be a part of it.— Drizzy (@Drake) October 22, 2012