A full-fledged lyrical feud has broken out between Inspectah Deck of the Wu Tang Clan and Joe Budden, who now represents for Slaughterhouse.
While Budden has yet to respond in song, Deck has released a song called House N***a, where he proclaims the war is on.
The lyrical beef is a result of Joe Budden expressing that he was a greater emcee than Method Man in a tourney of the best rappers alive by now-defunct Vibe magazine.
"When I first heard the Inspectah Deck s**t I thought it was weak but I said, 'Aight I'm going to tear him up for fun," Budden said on BlogTV, a site he uses for live video blogging. "I just wish somebody else would've responded, not him... Me and Raekwon talked it out, me and Busta Rhymes already spoke. Now here you come...
Budden didnt say that he would definitely respond, but he did sent some barbed words for Deck.
While Inspectah Deck may be considered a legend for the one great verse he had in his 30 year career, it's 2009...We'll see how it all plays out. We gotta see how it goes down when I get into the studio, Budden continued. He should be dissing RZA for not paying him. When Saigon dissed me, my next dis track was the fact that I got paid from his dis track. I don't think people really use their heads. He rapped on 'Pump It Up.' Me and Just [Blaze] got paid for it."
On the song, Deck admits to defending Method Man, who refused to entertain a battle with Budden.
On his blog, Budden suggested that he may use the feud to push his Slaughterhouse album with Crooked I, Royce Da 5 9 and Joell Ortiz.
Honestly, dude ain't worth responding to... But I DO have an album coming out.. Mite be buzzworthy to cook dude.. We'll see, Budden wrote.
Listen to House N***a by Inspectah Deck of Wu Tang