Drake may be busy gearing up for his “Summer Sixteen Tour” alongside “Grammys” collaborator Future, but it doesn’t appear that Drake is turning a blind eye to the growing number of diss tracks that have been directed at him in response to the release of his fourth studio album, Views.
In addition to his ongoing beef with rappers like Meek Mill, Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar, and Tory Lanez, Drake has been the subject of several recently released diss tracks from artists who continue to bash the Toronto-native for being a “culture vulture” and for reportedly having to rely on a ghostwriter to help pen some of his chart-topping hits.
Last month, Joe Budden joined the growing list of artists who have taken aim at Drake in their music with the release of his diss track, “Making A Murderer (Part 1),” in which Budden blasts Drake over the quality of the rapper’s Views album while pointing out that Drake previously claimed to have wanted to stay away from hip-hop’s beef culture, Complex reports.
Despite the attention surrounding Budden’s diss track, which is arguably a response to Drake’s “4PM in Calabasas,” Drake neglected to publicly respond to Joe’s comments and thus prompted the rapper to record a second diss track, titled “Wake,” which was released via SoundCloud on Wednesday.
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In Joe Budden’s “Wake,” the rapper takes aim at everything from Drake’s reported feud with Jay Z to his partnership with Apple Music, rapping, “Since I know the n****, I know this ain’t the man that I’m seein’ / I heard it straight from the ‘Bama’s mouth, he won’t pull a hammer out / Wasn’t you at Hov’s show scared to pull the camera out? I’m seeing habits switch, magic tricks / You froggy behind that Apple fix / The passiveness in your manor I might react to it / Automatic s*** / Ratchet kids at your crib that can’t even spell Calabasas b****.”
Still, Drake has yet to respond to or even acknowledge Budden’s dual diss track release, ultimately leading Joe to lash out at Drake in a now-deleted, lengthy Twitter rant on Saturday, Complex reports.
“Can’t stop, won’t stop. I’m gonna bar this n**** to oblivion …,” Joe Budden began on July 9. “I’m an addict … We’re obsessive compulsive…& I’m charged up. @Drake U charged down? That’s what makes this fun.”
Budden further expressed his frustration with the “Too Good” rapper by explaining that Drake wasted no time in putting Meek Mill and Tyga on blast in response to his ongoing feud with the rappers and should therefore have already responded to his “Making A Murderer (Part 1)” and “Wake” disses.
“He was SUPER aggressive w Tyga tho lol smh. Didn’t u fake f**** cheer in amazement when dude bullied bum a** Meek? Did the rules change? Lol,” Joe Budden asks before implying that Drake may be too afraid to respond to the claims made on his dual diss track release with the message, “Serenade me… I ain’t Meek.”
While Drake has still not responded directly to Joe Budden’s diss, the rapper did take to Instagram on Sunday to share a photo that has some fans speculating over whether or not it was intended as an indirect response to Budden’s Saturday night Twitter rant, SOHH reports.
In the photo, Drake dons a black, long-sleeve t-shirt while keeping his back turned toward the camera in order to show off a message that reads, “don’t make me give you back to the hood …,” a lyrical reference from his Views track, “Child’s Play.” Drake captioned the shot with a simple note that reads, “Summer Sixteen Tour.”
While it’s unclear whether or not Drake will ultimately release his own diss track in response to Joe Budden’s claims, fans haven’t been shy about their desire to see Drake drop yet another diss track following the release of songs like “Back To Back,” “Charged Up,” and “4PM in Calabasas.”
Drake has to reply to Joe Budden. He pulled a Back to Back on him.
— Ronald Dottel (@Ronald_do_tell) July 10, 2016
Nah, Drake gonna have to respond to Joe Budden just give it some time lol Joe tryna do him filthy????
— IV (@RatedTooReal) July 10, 2016
— AB Green (@theABGreen) July 10, 2016
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