We all know Light skin people can’t fight! lol After a couple of diss tracks and callin each other out, Common and Drizzy were caught on the sideline of the All-Star game chopping it up and having a few laughs! Guess its safe to say they are cool now. Salute:
Meanwhile, somewhere else in the arena Weezy and Nicki Minaj was moving in for a passionate kiss! Weezy is known for kissing the ones he love in the mouth [i know y’all remember him and baby kissing], so I’m not surprised at this. Plus Nicki is badd so I approve 🙂
Drizzy had a recent interview with Nah Rights on set at “The Motto” video shoot where he speaks on not entertaining the BEEF with Common any more and what he has in the works as far as his career goes:
DRAKE ON COMMON BEEF
“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,” he said. “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.”
ON HIS NEXT MOVES FOR 2012
“I have begun working on new music already and I’ll be recording during the whole college tour with40. Making better music and building myself as a business is all that’s on my mind. Hopefully some acting as well.”
Kudos to Hip Hop Dx for story…
So of course everyone has speculation on why exactly this beef between Com Sense and Drizzy even started, and because it wasn’t stated by neither emcee, Society took matters into their own hands. Word on the street is that this all steamed from Drake been spotted with Com’s ex girlfriend Serena Williams after they had recently broke up….Common had a recent interview with Sirius Hip Hop Nation in Chicago and explained why the rap beef started and made it clear it wasn’t over a woman:
Well the song “Sweet” for me, was a song where I was really talking about Hip Hop. A lot of the softer side of Hip Hop is just being the example of what people think Hip Hop is. To me, you can express yourself in many different ways, but I was just missing that hardcore Hip Hop, that raw Hip Hop sound, and I was just talking about it. I was saying, man, the song ‘Sweet’ was cats out there doing sweet music. Dude must have took offense to it, so he came out and said some things, and once he said something on record, I said something on record.”
Drake first response was in live concert and Common said that set fire to everything and the battle began…
“That was the first thing that he responded and said something. I was like, well, I wasn’t trying to address you specifically, but if you feel like you are that person and if you’re addressing this to me, then I have to address you back,” he continued. “But my whole mentality was that I’m doing this for Hip Hop music. I’m not trying to bring somebody down. At the end of the day, I just expressed what I felt about Hip Hop. And I’ma keep it on that level, just as an emcee. That’s how I battle. I don’t try to battle any other way than emceeing.”
Cash money co-founder, Birdman, finally speaks on the Drake/Common beef that’s the hottest buzz in the streets currently [trailing Blue Ivy Carter of course] in a recent interview with LA Power 106:
“Drake the homie so we ride or die. Ain’t no second questions about that, but we never been a brand to make records and want to make money off of making records of other people that’s not what we about,” Birdman explained. “So to me however the young homie deal with it we behind him, we supporting him 100 percent with our life so that’s just what it is. Ain’t no other way. Drake the lil’ homie that’s blood, that’s family, and ain’t no siding with that. It’s Drake or nothing.”
Birdman emphasizes the fact that CMB is not about making diss records nor making money off those type of releases “…..ummm I’m not one to point out the obvious, but didn’t we just come off a small Jay-Z/Weezy battle where Weezy went at Hov and Bey? OH OK, I’M CHILLIN.
“We don’t do all that. We never did that,” said Birdman. “Never was about making money off of music off of diss records. That’s not how we operate. We try to give the fans – I mean when you get caught up in that to me you forget what this about. And it’s about the people and that’s what we do. We do our music for the people. We never been a brand to diss and diss records and try to make money that’s not us. But Drake the homie and we support him fully and whatever he ‘bout we ‘bout. However that turns out that’s just what it is.”
Kudos to HipHop Dx
Sooo Drake and Common are at each others neck again! Friday Rozay dropped his new mixtape Rich Forever and a new video for his hit single [off the mixtape] “Stay Schemin”” featuring Drake and French Montana. In this track, Drizzy finally responded to Common’s diss to him in his track “Sweet” [and I must say Drake went IN…]
[Drake- Stay Schemin Diss Lyrics]
It bothers me when the Gods get to acting like the broads
Guess every team doesn’t come complete with n*ggas like ours.
That’s why I see no need to compete with n*ggas like y’all
I just ask them when you see me, you speak up n*gga that’s all
Don’t be ducking like you never wanted nothing
It’s feeling like rap changed, there was a time it was rugged
Back when if a n*gga reached, it was for the weapon
Nowadays n*ggas reach just to sell a record
I’m just hitting my pinnacle, you and p**sy identical
You like the fucking finish line, we can’t wait to run into you.
IN HONOR OF HIS RELEASE OF HIS NEW ALBUM “THE DREAMER, THE BELIEVER” WHICH HIT SHELVES TODAY, I WROTE MY 1ST FULL ARTICLE ON COMMON AND HIS HIT SINGLE “I USED TO LOVE H.E.R’
Hip-Hop: A culture originally defined by four key elements: MCing…DJing…Break Dancing & Graffiti Writing! In 1994, one of the dopest tracks dropped that today is known as the GREATEST Rap song ever. The lyricist behind these bars is Chicago-born rapper Common. This was a single on the album “Resurrection” and was produced by NO I.D. The jazzy &| soulful beat samples rooted from the “The Changing World” by George Benson.
Though written by Common, the meaning behind this track is [far from] common; From the H.e.R. in the title through the breakdown of each explicit bar! Any true “hip-hop” head has to respect the masterminding behind this whole production. It was the foundation of Common’s climax as an hip-hop artist He goes on to be known as one of the few pioneers of “conscious rap.”
Now let’s dive into the breakdown of this classic…
The substance of this track was a complete extended metaphor of hip-hop music being reference as a woman. The title “I used to love H.e.R” uses the acronym “H.e.R” which translates to “Hearing Every Rhyme” [Therefore the title of the song means “I used to love hearing every rhyme]. Common’s purpose of this song was to express his feelings and emotions towards the “fall” of conscious hip-hop and G-Funk, which was the direction the evolution of music was heading in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. Common’s blatant analogy throughout the song of the degrading of a woman to the deterioration of hip-hop was the smoking gun to the immediate beef that formed between Com Sense and West Coast rapper Ice Cube, which later fueled the burning animosity between west and east coast hip-hop, though technically Chi-Town is labeled as the “Mid-West”….
The break-down of every explicit bar….
Never in a MILLION years would I have put this two in a feud of any kind! Guess I don;t know much. A couple of weeks ago I posted an article on Common’s explanation to his single “Sweet” in which everyone thought that it was addressing Drake in a subliminal way, so Common spoke out on it and exactly what he meant by these lyrics: “Y’all niggas man, y’all soft motherfuckers / Singing all around me man, la la la / You ain’t motherfucking Frank Sinatra / Uh, lil’ bitch / Sweet ass motherfucker.”
“Some people have been saying that, but on that song, I’m just talking about whoever the cap fits. I’m talking about rappers out there that’s soft and doing the same thing. So if the cap fits, then that’s who it is,” he said “That’s all it is. It’s whoever the cap fits, then let ‘em wear it. I think it’s a lot of creative artists out there. I think Drake makes some good music.”
In response to this single, Drizzy chose to speak out and throw shots back at Common:
Recently Common heard about Drake’s response and took it to Shade 45 for a radio interview where he added fuel to this “MC battle”. [I must say it is good publicity being as though his album “The Dreamer, The Believer” released in stores today *shrugs].
Check out this new video from Common giving insight on his upcoming album “The Dreamer, The Believer” set to release on December 20th…
Found a rather interesting post today when surfing the web…Rapper, Common, stated during an interview that if he could choose 2 rappers to be in a rap battle today it would be Lil Wayne Vs. Kanye!
I think not at a real war, but just on an MC level battle, I think two emcees who would really be a good battle would be Kanye and Lil Wayne,” he said. “They both got them lines that you be like, ‘Dang, that line was cold. Some real lines!’ They both got style, too. I think it’d be a good battle.
I found this very interesting coming from Common…my question to you is:
Who you got winning a rap battle between Wayne &| ‘Ye? And WHY?
Common takes shots at “soft” rappers, rhyming, “Y’all niggas man, y’all soft motherfuckers…Singing all around me man, la la la…You ain’t motherfucking Frank Sinatra…Uh, lil’ bitch…Sweet ass motherfucker.” on his new single titled “Sweet”!
Of course society &| the media has taken this and ran with it as “Common dissing Drake”…. So Common caught up with V103 in Atlanta to openly speak on the single and it’s meaning:
Some people have been saying that, but on that song, I’m just talking about whoever the cap fits. I’m talking about rappers out there that’s soft and doing the same thing. So if the cap fits, then that’s who it is,” he said “That’s all it is. It’s whoever the cap fits, then let ‘em wear it. I think it’s a lot of creative artists out there. I think Drake makes some good music.
Naming Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole and Lil Wayne as contemporaries whose music he enjoys, Com said anyone who catches feelings from the cut are the ones he’s dissing.
Kudos to HipHopDX for the info!