Drake and Joe Budden have been throwing shade at each other for years, but as of last night, their rap beef has finally crossed over into diss tracks.
Drake started things off when he released “No Shipping,” a collaboration track with his good friend French Montana. In the single Drake spits, “I’m not a one hit wonder, they know all my stuff/You let me turn into the n***a that you almost was,” which many took as a jab to Joe Budden’s rise and fall after his critically successful “Pump It Up.”
This time around, Drizzy didn’t have to wait four days for a response back. It took Budden only four hours to answer his diss with “Afraid.” This is his third diss track towards Drake in the past few weeks.
— Joe Budden (@JoeBudden) July 16, 2016
The image of the single’s cover depicts an inferno with smoke billowing from the building that Drake sits atop on his Views album cover. Also, the track samples Drake’s “The Resistance” off his debut album Thank Me Later.
He even calls Drake by his government name. He spits, “Wish we could go back and grab the Blackberry with the scroll, oh / Yeah Aubrey that’s the one we trusted / Not this new Aubrey with his stomach sculpted / I’m disgusted, you’re such a fuckin’ incumbent / Can’t govern, trust in the public becoming a fucking puppet.”
It’s fixing to be a crazy summer for the rap world. Listen to the diss tracks above and tell us who you think is winning the rap beef so far.