Sometimes, enough is enough. 2016 marks an era of rampant passive aggression in hip hop. Rather than engage in a lyrical bloodbath and steamroll the competition, rappers prefer to tippy-toeing around the proverbial line of disrespect. Not Joe Budden. Budden has decided to break down the door with his lyrical sledgehammer, and taken on the top rapper in the game.
Joe Budden disses Drake on “Making a Murderer Pt. 1”
This past Thursday (June 30th) , Joe Budden dropped a scathing record geared towards Drake. For the past couple of weeks, Joe Budden felt disrespected by Drake because of the rapper’s subtle jabs. This started after Joe reviewed Drake’s Views album and gave his honest opinion on the music. Budden wasn’t pleased by Drake’s efforts, considering the Toronto rapper is dubbed to be the best artist out. In response, Drake threw a slight shot at Joe Budden in an snippet released by French Montana called “No Shopping.” There, Drake rapped “Pump, Pump, Pump, It Up,” which irked the Jersey City rapper, since that was his one and only hit back in 2003. In addition, Joe was vexed by Drake’s “4 PM In Calabasas,” because he thought he was being dissed there as well, even though Drizzy never uttered his name once.
Check out some of the lines here
Joe mercilessly obliterated Drake on “Making a Murderer Pt. 1”. Some of the most notable lines included the following:
“For “Jodeci (Joe to see), Boyz II Men, we at the end of the road
I figure he’s that close to his death to know the reaper
In fitted sweats with old sneakers, the flow ether
Gassed cause he KO’d Omeeka, no Joe’s deeper
Quick to put extension on singer, that’s Moesha.”
Joe just wants to rap
Joe explained to Pitchfork that the reason he dropped the record was simply because he wanted “to rap.”
“My plan isn’t about Meek; it ain’t about Drake, but I wanna rap. I’m at a point in my life where I wanna rap. Time is measured by the second and I come from competitive hip-hop. That’s the MC I am. That’s the MC I always will be. The MC in me is not about to recondition to today’s world. I gotta be who I am at all times. I wanna rap.”