Just as the beef between Joe Budden?and Method Man seemed to quiet down, Budden has dropped a new freestyle rap with plenty of barbs aimed at the Wu-Tang rapper.?
Known for subliminal disses and witty wordplay, Joey rhymed over Jay-Z‘s “Death of Autotune” and made multiple references to Mef.
“N*ggas is scared of the truth/They doing interludes in every interview talking about how they prepared to shoot/How thoughtful, won’t resort to getting near a booth/Thought so, what I do to them is unlawful, boss dude ain’t got a higher up to report to, just giving yourself a bad name/Yakety-yak them threats in fact it’s that lame/If you can’t tell that acts arranged/Think I’m wearing a bulls eye and just all them cats got bad aim/I’ll explain, I’m past real, n*ggas is past phony/Avoid the personal and physical attacks on me/I remain cool, relaxed homie/Brand new, I ain’t got a scratch on me/So what’s your squad gon’ do/Lay a hand on me, I’ll lay a hollow on you/Chain snatch, tap his pockets, take his wallet/Go through every club in New York and pop bottles on you…Got beat up, ignored in school/Signed a deal, n*ggas thought you was cool…Got all them years rapping, nothing else happening/You need a day to day, old heads, with no other way to get paid/They gasping, time-out go take a break from the clay and grab a Gatorade/A bad contract, team can’t make a trade/Majors f*ckin’ you in the a**/You gonna stay a slave…Sh*t is f*cked up and I blame it on the way it was paved/So I’ll chill for the sake of your age/You’re great live, but let me know when that stage get appraised.” (DJ Green Lantern’s OnDaSpot Freestyle)
Joey previously addressed Mef and Busta Rhymes‘ reaction to his “Best Rapper Alive” rant last month.
“Everybody took offense,” Joe said in an interview. “If a n*gga get offended at me for having an opinion, suck a d*ck…I have faith in my pen game and that’s how it should be. If you’re a rapper, I can’t see how you couldn’t have the same attitude…I enjoy being the bad guy in case people haven’t noticed. I could give a f*ck. I could give less than a f*ck because I enjoy it. I don’t care that n*ggas is mad, I don’t care that n*ggas is in an uproar…I’m attacking you? There’s nobody else that’s popping? I could go diss Kanye West like all these other rap n*ggas be trying to do, I could go diss Jim Jones. I could diss Rick Ross, n*ggas that are active and very very relevant today…Once you go on the air and say he should be smacked for that, by who, exactly? I have a response to him, but my response gets under people’s skin. When I talk, it bothers people.” (Miss Info)
Last month, Busta offered his take on Budden’s rant.
“I think it was a great disrespect and he might want to get slapped in his face for it,” Busta told radio personality Ed Lover last month. “That’s just how I feel about it. I’m not saying that to be on no pro-violence thing because that’s not where I’m at with it. I still think that there is a fine line between entertainment and being morally and principally disrespectful.” (Ed Lover In The Morning)
CNN‘s Nore recently came to Budden’s defense calling the comments just one rapper’s opinions.
“He’s entitled to his opinion,” Nore explained in an interview. “Everybody’s entitled to their opinion but when you make your opinion public, it sometimes comes across as disrespect. And a lot of people could feel that way but what it is, is you’re entitled to your opinion as long as it’s not public because once it becomes public, it can become the wrong thing. I wasn’t mad at his opinion at all but when he made it public and when it comes across that’s why people really blew it up. He didn’t really say nothing disrespectful. But the fact that it’s in the public eye, the public now has the decision to whether to co-sign it or disregard it.” (On The Air Idiots)
Check out Joey’s freestyle diss below: