News: Drake Booms Back After Ludacris' 'Bada' Jabs, "Let Young N*ggas Live"
Monday, Nov 21, 2011 10:53PM
Days after Atlanta rapper Ludacris dropped his perceived subliminal "Bada Boom" Drake and Big Sean diss record on the Internet, Drizzy has allegedly lashed back.
Following the same strategy as Luda, reports speculate Drake refused to directly address the Atlanta rap star through a Twitter response.
Over the weekend, Drake broke his silence. Sort of. On Saturday (November 19), Drizzy took to Twitter in response to Big Sean's Twitter handle with a fittingly subliminal response to Luda's subliminal diss (the Atlanta rapper didn't name any names in his songs). "@BigSean You awlready know. I wish they'd just let young n*ggas live...respect always," the Young Money rhymer tweeted. (XXL Mag)
Last week, Big Sean addressed the perception of Luda taking aim at him and Drizzy.
"A lot of people thought Drake made that up and this was new, and Drake was like, 'I could trace that back to Big Sean actually on his mixtape. That's where I first heard it. I think that's where a lot of emcees got it from.' That's what Drake said. So people was telling me, 'This is your flow.' And I'm like, 'Alright -- I'm pretty sure it was done before [Luda] but I'm just saying where it came from now. We talkin' about now -- I'm not trying to debate and say, 'I was the first to do this ever.' I'm just saying that's just where it was between us. So [some interviewers] asked me, 'What's a good example of [the Supa Dupa flow] and what's a bad example of it?' And I think I said [Luda's] 'balloons' line. But I'm telling you this was over a year ago. I can't believe this was something that's been lingering this long -- I don't have no problems with Luda. I didn't even know he cared that much, for a year, to be thinking about what I said in interviews -- I think Luda is the best, I think he's a legend." (KUBE 93)
On "Bada Boom," Luda makes references to the origin of Sean's signature "Supa Dupa" flow.
"I'm the truth in this booth and you n*ggas all h*es," Luda raps. "Counterfeit rappers say I'm stealing they flows, but I can't steal what you never made up b*tch/Y'all some duplicate rap cloning n*ggas/I manufacture you h*es put on your makeup b*tch. ... Let me explain, nothing's been new since Big Daddy Kane/Flows'll get recycled, passed around to different names -- Y'all get a couple hit records, make some noise and have the nerve to start shouting?/Who's gassing 'em?/ ... May not like the way I used it, but you know you ain't invent it, boy/Do your research before you make a claim so bogus that's disrespecting pioneers in the game... 'My Chick Bad' went platinum, still winning motherf*cker!" ("Bada Boom")
Luda was also confronted about the record's target following its release last week.
Although Luda doesn't mention names, it is quite obvious he is addressing Drake and Big Sean. When asked about the song this morning on Shade 45's "Sway In The Morning" radio program, Luda didn't reveal who he was going at on the song, but did want all the listeners to know he was only defending himself. "I don't start these things, I finish them," Cris told Sway. Luda also addresses the controversy on "History Lesson," another joint off his 1.21 Gigawatts: Back To the First Time mixtape. On the track, Cris plays snippets of songs from throughout the years, where MCs such as Notorious B.I.G., Method Man, Cam'ron and Q-Tip used the infamous "pause, stop" flow. (XXL Mag)
Check out Big Sean addressing Ludacris' "Bada Boom" below: