While Drake has spent the last few months dodging subliminal shots from ‘The Throne’, he somehow woke up Ludacris with a recent comment about his flow. In return, Ludacris dropped a diss record today that has the internet buzzing. In the track titled, ‘Bada Boom’ Luda takes a shot at Drake by rapping:
I’m the truth in this booth and you n*ggas all h*es,
Counterfeit rappers say I’m stealing they flows
but I can’t steal what you never made up b*tch
Y’all some duplicate rap cloning n*ggas
I manufacture you h*es put on your makeup b*tch
Let me explain, nothing’s been new since Big Daddy Kane
Flows’ll get recycled, passed around to different names
11 years and still counting, Y’all get a couple hit records, make some noise and have the nerve to start shouting?
Who’s gassing ‘em?
May not like the way I used it, but you know you ain’t invent it, boy
Do your research before you make a claim so bogus that’s disrespecting pioneers in the game
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Apparently, Luda’s track was in direct response to Drake’s interview with All Hip Hop that was published this past summer. In the interview, Drake was asked about the ‘Super Duper’ rhyming style that everyone is starting to use (for example: Nicki Minaj – It’s going down. Basement, Drake -”Swiming In The Money Come and Find Me. Nemo” ) and he responded:
Well, that flow has been killed by so many rappers. And, I never want to use that flow again in life. [Laughs] I wanted to take if off my album, because I was like, I shut em down. Onyx. I hate the fact that that rhyme is still in there. To be honest, that flow, you can trace it back to like I trace it back to Big Sean (artist on Kanye Wests G.O.O.D. Music). Thats the first guy I heard utilize that flow throughout the duration of a verse. Ill give him that credit. I think Kanye got it from him. Me and Wayne found a dope way to do it. I dont want to sound cocky, but the best way its been used was on Forever. Those lines just all individually make so much sense. Theyre all punchlines. Then a bunch of rappers started doing it and using the most terrible references in the world. I dont 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] Its a parade! MACYS!
Although, Drake chose to use a Ludacris verse versus naming him directly, Big Sean has name dropped Luda while talking about rappers who have jacked the style. In an interview earlier this year, he told MTV
Don’t get it wrong I’m not trying to dis Ludacris or nothing, He’s a great MC. But even though that style got so overused, there was a lot of people who did it great and there was a lot of people who didn’t do it so great. People always ask me was you mad that people took that style from you. I’m like, ‘Nah, that went and shows me how far I can go as an artist.’ I feel like I changed hip-hop. I haven’t even dropped an album yet. So that goes to show me how powerful my mind is.”
Ludacris didn’t specifically say who he was going at in the new track, however, when asked about the verse in an interview with Sway this week, he responded:
I don’t start these things, I finish them
Meanwhile, Drake has been determined to make his mark on the industry without being compared to everyone else. He recently told the Village Voice:
All I care about is the words, man. We’re in this era where people want to claim flows, claim they invented this, claim they started that. But with this album, I’m going to show these guys that I didn’t just get here with one flow, and there’s nobody who can tell me, ‘You sound like this guy.’