Since Drake‘s rise to stardom, Rap tastemakers have attributed his claim to fame as being the gentle, desirable guy women want and men want to be like. Throughout his young career, he has embarrassingly tried to add hood elements to his image by announcing his affiliation with gangs, among other things.
This rubbed Common the wrong way; so much so, the Chicago native revealed his frustration in the form of song – “Sweet.” Drake retaliated on wax as well, with his “big brother” Rick Ross in his corner (see “Stay Schemin’ ”). Common fired back by remixing the song, forever associating the “h*e ass n*gga” with Canada Dry ginger ale.
Drake has yet to release a record countering Common, and Cash Money CEO Birdman says don’t expect any responses from Drake to the veteran rapper. Until now, Drake has been relatively mum regarding the beef. Go below to find out if he plans on responding…
NahRight: So people want to know: will you respond to Common?
Drake: No. Because despite how it’s been worded by him that situation is not a “hip hop moment” or a “battle for the sake of musical integrity”…it’s a ploy for attention around the release of an album. More than anything it was just disappointing cause what kid isn’t a fan of what Common has done for our genre. A guy who made such an incredible career for himself based off expressing genuine feelings about life and love is now targeting me for sharing my story.
Read the full article at NahRight.com.
Did Drake wave the white flag during a losing battle Or take the high road?