As tensions continue to boil in the Drake versus Common saga, Brooklyn rapper Papoose has stepped forward to offer his take on the war of words.
Admitting he likes both emcees’ talents, Pap said the world is waiting to hear Drake’s response to Common’s latest diss record, “Stay Schemin'” remix.
“It’s interesting, man, because Common is a master lyricist,” Pap explained in an interview with radio host Kevin Reese. “I think Drake is nice too. So it’ll be interesting to see the outcome. I’m like everybody else, I’m just waiting to see what’s going to happen. You know what I mean? So to me, it’s just interesting to me because they both can rap, they’re both nice. You know what I mean? So it ain’t gonna be no walk in the park. [Younger emcees typically go after older emcees?] I think it’s the other way around these days. I think the older cats are coming back for some of the new cats a little bit more. That’s what it seems like to me. Drake responded though, on the joint with him, [Rick] Ross and [French Montana], and then Common came back the next day. So now we have to wait for Drake to answer his phone now and see what happens. It’s interesting.” (Hot 93.7)
Last week, Common defended his decision to keep entertaining the rap battle.
“At the end of the day, I just expressed what I felt about hip-hop,” Common said in an interview referring to his initial reason for dropping the “Sweet” record. “I ain’t trying to do no battles in any other way besides emceeing. We know that things can get [extreme] — if you’re gonna challenge me as an artist, as an emcee, I’m gonna let you know who I am. … You just gotta know what you’re in it for. I got into this because it’s hip-hop. On the song ‘Sweet’ I’m [talking about] over and over, it’s a lot of singing. … I just spoke up for the art of hip-hop and what I feel about it.” (Sirius Hip Hop Nation)
A few days prior, Cash Money’s Birdman said while he does not endorse diss records, the team fully supports Drizzy’s moves.
“Drake the homie so we ride or die. Ain’t no second questions about that, but we never been a brand to make records and want to make money off of making records of other people that’s not what we about,” Birdman told radio host Big Boy. “So to me, however the young homie deal with it we behind him, we supporting him 100 percent with our life so that’s just what it is. Ain’t no other way. Drake the lil’ homie that’s blood, that’s family, and ain’t no siding with that. It’s Drake or nothing.” (Power 106)
Earlier in the week, Common dropped a “Stay Schemin'” remix going at Drake.
Now, Common has responded on “Stay Schemin (Remix)” and the cover art below (Stay Schemin: Rick Ross Common French Montana & That H*e A** Nigg%) also has a message for Drake. “My motto is Chicago b*tch, everybody know you’re sweet, what the problem is? / Don’t play dumb, I’m the one that acknowledged this,” “The rapper of the moment, the style he don’t own it / Acting all hard when he hardly like that / You gon’ mess around and make me catch a body like that / Don’t do it, ’cause every song you make Joe is really h*e music.” (RapFix)
Check out Papoose’s interview below: