With Grammy-winning rapper Ludacris‘ “Bada Boom” circulating online, actress Milla Jovovich has issued her co-sign on the buzzing record.
Honored to have her 1996 Fifth Element scene with actor Bruce Willis sampled on the song’s intro, Milla publicly promoted Luda’s record this week.
“how cool is this?! ludacris using “5th element” in his song! check it!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=771q4jWwVCQ” (Milla Jovovich’s Twitter)
Luda’s record began spreading across the Internet Tuesday (November 15).
“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”)
The track’s catching heat over its speculated aim at rappers Drake and Big Sean.
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)
In March, Big Sean gave his reaction to Drake calling out Luda for borrowing the rhyming scheme.
“With the super duper flow, I created that one word rhyme style,” Big Sean said in an interview. “Drake really made it more popular, but Drake gave me the credit and was like, ‘I really got that from Big Sean.’ I think some artists just did it so wack man. Every time I say names I get in trouble and it’s like I’m dissing, but some people used it wack. If he said Ludacris used it wack, hey. Don’t get it wrong I’m not trying to dis Ludacris or nothing. He’s a great MC. But even though that style got so overused, there was a lot of people who did it great and there was a lot of people who didn’t do it so great. People always ask me was you mad that people took that style from you. I’m like, ‘Nah, that went and shows me how far I can go as an artist.’ I feel like I changed hip-hop. I haven’t even dropped an album yet. So that goes to show me how powerful my mind is.'” (RapFix)
Check out Ludacris’ “Bada Boom” & the 5th Element scene below: