We love a good hunk of beef, and it seems like veteran rapper Ludacris has slapped new-kid-on-the-block Drake in the face with a big, fat, juicy steak’s worth. On his new track, “Bada Boom”, Ludacris not only samples The Fifth Element with Leeloo’s iconic line, “big bada boom,” he throws down against Drake — lyrically, of course.
The beef began after AllHipHop interviewed Drake and asked, “How much do Young Money artists bounce off each other? I noticed you have similar inflections and cadences or rhyme patterns.” Drake attributed the style to Big Sean and tacked on some cryptic, but not so cryptic so as not to ruffle any feathers, editorial, “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! MACYS!”?
Ludacris wasn’t so cagey with his response, coming back rather violently in “Bada Boom,” which aside from having a rather infectious beat, serves almost exclusively as a rant at Drake and Big Sean. With brash lyrics like, “Counterfeit rappers say I’m stealing their flows / But I can’t steal what you never made up bitch / Y’all some duplicate rap cloning n—-s/ I manufacture you h–s put on your makeup B—h,” Ludacris isn’t shy about his feelings towards the young Drake. It will be interesting to see if Drake responds to “Bada Boom,” given that the final line of the song acts as a challenge: “Don’t be a coward like a n—a that used to be signed to be going on Twitter rants and s–t / N—a say it to my face.”
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