Young Money‘s Drake recently spoke on his rap flow and why artists like Ludacris have borrowed and misused it in their rhymes.
While not trying to offend anyone, Drake expressed his issues with his popular flow and referenced Ludacris’ line off “My Chick Bad.”.
“Well, that flow has been killed by so many rappers. And, I never want to use that flow again in life. [Laughs] I wanted to take if off my album, because I was like, ‘I shut ’em down. Onyx.’ I hate the fact that that rhyme is still in there. To be honest, that flow, you can trace it back to like…I trace it back to Big Sean (artist on Kanye West‘s G.O.O.D. Music). That’s the first guy I heard utilize that flow throughout the duration of a verse. I’ll give him that credit. I think Kanye got it from him. Me and Wayne found a dope way to do it. I don’t want to sound cocky, but the best way its been used was on “Forever.” Those lines just all individually make so much sense. They’re all punchlines. Then a bunch of rappers started doing it and using the most terrible references in the world. I don’t want to offend somebody…I hate that rappers picked that flow up. I wish they had left that for people that know how to use it. [They go like] “It’s a parade! MACY’S!” (All Hip Hop)
Luda is heard using the flow off his Nicki Minaj guest featured single.
“Couple girlfriends and they all a lil’ crazy/Comin’ down the street like a parade, Macy’s/I fill her up, balloons!/Test her and guns get drawn like cartoons/Doh, but I ain’t talk ’bout Homer/Chick so bad the whole crew wanna bone her!” (“My Chick Bad”)
G.O.O.D.’s Music Big Sean also took notice of Drake’s comments.
“D*mn, Drake admitted that he used my #supadupa flow, n got it from me, I started a ryme scheme that changed raphttp://bit.ly/bd7rrF” (Big Sean’s Twitter)
Aside from flows, Drake’s Thank Me Later debut topped the charts this past week.
Young Money rapper Drake’s Thank Me Later finally debuted on the charts this week landing at No. 1. According to Nielsen SoundScan, the rapper’s long-awaited debut moved 447,300 units after seven days in stores. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
Listen to Ludacris’ usage of the flow on “My Chick Bad” below: