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EXCLUSIVE: DRAKE ADDRESSES DETRACTORS


DRAKE INVADED HIP-HOP AS A HUMBLE “EMO” RAP-SINGER FROM CANADA WITH THE USUAL DESIGNS ON “THE MONEY, THE CARS AND THE CLOTHES.” BUT WHILE YOU TOOK HIS HEARTACHE FOR NO-HEART, DRAKE CHANGED HIS GAME FACE AND FLEXED HIS BAD BOY MUSCLE. FROM THIS POINT ON, THERE IS NO MORE MR. NICE GUY –Lola Ogunnaike

Read excerpts from Drake’s Feb/Mar VIBE feature:

Drake has also made detractors of colleagues. So many subliminal disses have been hurled his way recently, it’s hard to keep track. Pusha T, Ludacris and Future have all had something to say about him. While most didn’t address him by name in their lyrics, Common, rap’s mild-mannered elder statesman, has admits he is referring to the young Canadian on the song “Sweet” when he raps: “Singing all around me man la la la/You ain’t no motherfucking Frank Sinatra.”

When asked about all of his alleged nemeses, Drake tries his hand at diplomacy. “I’ve got no issues with him,” he says of Future, who was upset that Drake didn’t appear in the video for his single “Tony Montana.” “I’m happy I got on the song.” Pusha T, who once cryptically rhymed that “the swag don’t match the sweaters,” gets off easy, too. “I’ve been really open about my love for the Clipse,” he says. “I don’t know, maybe that guy is bored.” Ludacris, who was accused of stealing Big Sean and Drake’s hashtag flow, also receives a halfhearted smackdown. “That’s a case of somebody trying to use my marketing money to get things going again for themselves. That didn’t affect my day, my month, my year. I didn’t take any of that seriously.”

But when it comes to tossing off disses, Drake’s not above delivering his own veiled swipes these days. On “Dreams Money Can Buy,” he surveys the hip-hop landscape and decides he’s sorely disappointed by what he sees. “Lately it went from top five to remain- ing five,” he rhymes. “My favorite rappers either lost it or they ain’t alive.” He stops short of mentioning names, but doesn’t back away from his declaration. “I wasn’t in rap when I was idolizing a lot of these people,” he says. “But times change. People don’t sound the way they used to. It’s inevitable. Someday Drake won’t sound the way he used to. I’ll do anything in my power to still sound relevant, but unfortunately Drake may not. And yes,” he says with a chuckle, “I referred to myself in the third person.”

“[That Ludacris diss is] a case of somebody trying to use my marketing money to get things going again for themselves. That didn’t affect my day, my month, my year. I didn’t take any of that seriously.”

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  • Laaaaaaame… popstar shit 

  • IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN WRITTEN BY LOLA… BUT THE HAND-HOLDING COMES CURTESY OF SYDNEY LACE….

  • CooL_KiD_305

    Drake made some valid points in this interview. I don’t blame him for shrugging off some of the disses thrown his way.

  • Trauma562

    Where are the bars????? Nobody wants to hear crying on records anymore

  • Francisco Ortega

    I bet he don’t respond to DMX!!

  • DrPrepper

    Actually if you do the knowledge, Camron is the originator of the #Hashtag flow!

    • PorchBoySlim

      biggie, method man, big daddy kane, and a bunch of other rappers did that shit back in the day my dude (i never paid attention to it) but ludacris got a long ass clip of old rappers using the Hashtag flow back in the day on the diss track that he did for drake and big sean

  • rep87

    Im a little tired of reading about who is mad they angry what are you going to do not a damn thang everybody in the world get upset about something in life ask yourself who really cares

  • He aint respond to that Luda diss cause he got bodied!!!     Drake got some decent songs  but he aint want it with Luda cause he got ethered.  Stay in your lane homeboy and everything will be alright.    Nobody Move Nobody get Hurt!!

  • $20434212

    (shoulders brushed)

  • Guillaume Pilon

    why so much hate for drake ???

    he dont do retard songs  like a lot of mcs today  (exept for the motto)

    he got some nice lyrics , some good tracks…yeah he sing too much sometime

    he dont deserve all that for sure

    but i love the way dmx killed him 

    • ItGoesDownINtheDM

       drake fucks up with the simpin shit … lyricaly he sounds good .. but lyrically he also presents himself as a weak male … the type to call other dudes girls talking down on you to get @ yo girl lol ……….. alot of dudes just cant relate to the ish he says … but i agreee great ear for beats … great flow and rhyme scheme … great respect for the game … but he falls short with his actual words …. but i give him props for keeping it 100 …

  • BTV Global, LLC

    Drake said something about Pusha T, sent security on tattoo guy, closed his mouth on Luda, got punked and his father had to stop him from getting his ass kicked by Common and you can bet your life and your entire FAMILY that he’s not going to send, say, or do ANYTHING when it comes to X.

    • PorchBoySlim

      lmao I dont think 90% of the niggas in the game would say something about X…they alaready know that man aint right in the head lol

  • I can’t believe this guy is still around. Let’s forget everyone else he eluded to in this, Pusha-T?!?! Really Drake? I’ll quote Immortal Tech on this one, “You don’t want beef with people like me so don’t pretend, I’ll resurrect your aborted baby and kill it again”

  • Smashit

    To me Drake is not the best but he’s making good music that’s not talking about killing and glorifying drug money or b*tches in every other verse & I wouldn’t bother responding to all the bullshit people say if I was him because he got his money while alot of the haters are broke, struggling and/or irrelevant – you lose your own credibility when you start responding to sh*t that’s not credible

  • David Daniel

    Wow ALLHIPHOP.COM!!! I can’t believe you are still backing this corny dude!!! Drake looks weak by saying what he said and you supporting him makes you guys look less credible. Don’t put that weak picture of a guy that is living a fake life and  does not represent the hiphop culture in any way. For him to even say anything about other rappers is sooo funny because he can’t handle his own issues. This is why I’m on hiphopDX more then this site.