When Drake first started with music it was great, because he had this background that many rappers don't. He wasn't from the streets, he was clean-cut and so normal. That's why he got some slack and people dubbed him the new "Fresh Prince", but that is also why I loved him. However, in the past few months he has been dissed by some of my favorite rappers. Rappers who have been around for much longer and are much more respected lyrically and otherwise. This is bothersome because Drake himself initiated their attack by making comments about the artists. One of his earlier tracks, Successful, he had a line
"Diss me and you'll never hear a reply for it." Clearly he went back on his own word.
First, Drake and his buddy Big Sean went off talking about Ludacris. Drake basically said that Luda stole the 'Hashtag' style of rap from Big Sean. Which makes no sense, because Big Sean is basically a newcomer to the game. Here is what he actually said:
"To be honest, that flow, you can trace it back to like…I trace it back to Big Sean (artist on Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music). That’s the first guy I heard utilize that flow throughout the duration of a verse. I’ll give him that credit. I think Kanye got it from him. Me and Wayne found a dope way to do it. I don’t want to sound cocky, but the best way its been used was on “Forever.” Those lines just all individually make so much sense. They’re all punchlines. Then a bunch of rappers started doing it and using the most terrible references in the world. I don’t want to offend somebody…I hate that rappers picked that flow up. I wish they had left that for people that know how to use it. [They go like] “It’s a parade! MACY’S!”
Ludacris responded by making a song dissing both Drake and Big Sean called Bada Boom:
If that's not enough, he even went on to make timeline to show them that "Hashtag" is NOT a new flow. He went all the way back 20 years!
As if that wasn't bad, just this past weekend Drake dissed Common who made a response today. This beef was actually initiated by Common who dissed Drake on his track Sweeter. Starting around 1:35 you can tell who it's aimed out, he even confirmed this in an interview. Drake was on a track with Rick Ross which premiered it's video this past Friday called Stay Schemin. In this track Drake attacks Common for his diss. Only to have Common respond within days. Here it is, Drake followed by Common, back to back.
Canada Dry... Damn. Just when one fued ends, another begins. If Jay-Z and Nas put it aside, why can't the rest of them?
What do you think about all this beef?
Do you think Drake should watch what he says? Or did they have it coming?