A rumor started by Hot 97 Ebro suggested that Drake was ready to diss Eminem. Drake accused the radio station of telling lies. He demanded that Funkmaster Flex gets fired if he is to return to the radio station.
The alleged beef between the two rappers led to a plethora of Eminem vs. Drake memes that were trending on Twitter. Many felt that the “One Dance” rapper did not stand a chance against the Hip Hop legend.
Ebro said the story was a joke, which led Hip Hop fans to accuse the radio station of spreading false rumors to boost ratings. Previously, the Funk Flex claimed to have audio of one of Drake’s reference tracks but failed to produce anything.
Funkmaster Flex has responded to Drake in an epic rant, which is characteristic of the old school radio host.
Flex starts by bringing up the blackberry freestyle from about 7 years ago. The Canadian rapper was mocked for using written bars in a freestyle He alleges that Drake’s people wanted the video to come out to prove that Drizzy can write his own lyrics.
Drake getting at funk flex again ???? pic.twitter.com/S0y1IYICeT— DJ Akademiks (@IamAkademiks) August 7, 2016
However, this contradicts what Drake said in his Zane Lowe interview where he question why the radio station released the video of the freestyle.
“Video comes out, everybody jokes on him on it, but everyone says, ‘Yo, but he got bars,’ said Flex. You wanted people to think that you write your bars. You wanted people to think on that BlackBerry, those were yours, that you wrote that. You wanted to solidify that because you knew this day would come when people might see or question your pen.”
Drake has been accused of using ghostwriters by former friend and fellow rapper Meek Mill. Proceeding Meek’s revelations what reference tracks by songwriter Quentin Miller. While Miller was credited for his work, some fans have questioned Drake’s rap abilities.
Funkmaster Flex alleges that Drake told Miller to release a statement to deny that he is a ghostwriter. Quentin at the time released a statement on his Tumblr account, where he praised Drake’s songwriting ability and witnessing him freestyle a track.
Funkmaster Flex admits that Drake can write bars; however, he accuses the Canadian rapper of hiding the fact that he also has additional help.
“Yes, he writes, but there’s a couple key things he didn’t, and that’s just the way it is.”
It wasn’t all negative, Flex praised Drake for his music and performing great shows. However, he attacks his legacy on the basis on using collaborators to write some of his music. The DJ states that Drizzy cannot be in his top 5 list of Hip Hop artists.
“If you have help on your music and on your bars to compete for that top 5 movement, that is an issue to me,” said the radio host.
Funk claims that Drake wants him fired over the Meek Mill situation during the rant. He suggests that Drake may have subliminally dissed Meek on his own song. He gives more insight to the reference tracks and suggest that it came from Drake’s people who defected from the camp.
“This is before we hear anything or see anything and I’ll say his people who aren’t his people anymore. At the time they were his people – he lays the verse on the song, he gets pressed and questioned, his team, they punk panic and give up the reference track to say, ‘Whoa! He didn’t write it. ‘This’ guy wrote it.’ That’s how this came about. You know I know this story punk! Now, in the panic mode – that reference track floats up.”
There was also a rumor that Drake said f**k Hot 97. However, that story turned out to be false. It is unclear whether Drake is going to respond to Funkmaster Flex.
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