Former Bad Boy Records producer Deric “D-Dot” Angelettie is pulling for the competitiveness of hip-hop after weighing in on the feud between Jay Z and Drake.
In D-Dot’s opinion, there is no question Drake used his new “Draft Day” anthem to fire a shot at Jigga.
“I most definitely think he answered Jay, but he did it the way Jay did it!” D-Dot says growing more excited with each syllable. “He said, ‘Chill, Sprite got me on payroll.’ That’s some real adult rap! He’s doing what Jay does. When he said ‘Just hits, no misses, that’s for the married folk’ you gotta catch all those little lines. If he wasn’t going at Jay, Jay should still take it personal because ain’t but two people he can be speaking to. I enjoyed it.” (The Urban Daily)
The “Mad Rapper” also compared their battle to Jay and Nas‘ classic early 2000’s feud.
“I would bet all my cribs that Jay Z heard ‘Draft Day’ and a smile came over his face because he realized this is a formidable opponent,” D-Dot continues. “This kid ain’t no chump. [Jay] is still the god MC. But this ain’t some of those other guys. This is comparable to what Nas brought to his ass. He’s not scared, but he’s kind of enjoying this at the same time. Like ‘Ok young fella, you aight. Let me put my foot in this for a second. I can’t just sit back. I’m really gonna have to spank this kid.’ It’s competition and comradery at the same time.” (The Urban Daily)
While he does not name-drop Jay, Drizzy clearly speaks on being singled out with his new anthem.
Drake unveiled a new song called ‘Draft Day’ this week, with fans speculating that the lyrics relate to Jay-Z’s recent freestyle comments. “I heard they talking crazy, I was out of town. You know they love to pop all that s**t when I’m not around,” Drake’s lyrics read. “But when I’m here, psst, not a sound.” (Capital FM)
Reacting to Jigga going at Drizzy’s neck on Jay Electronica‘s new “We Made It” remix, G-Unit leader 50 Cent recently said their feud was far from over.
“I think it’s just getting started because we didn’t actually hear any verses or rap from Drake,” Fif said in an interview. “But you know what? It’s interesting. I think you’re supposed to rap about things that are in your actual life. But those are laws that were a part of our culture when I actually came in and fell in love with it. But it’s old school.” (“Russ Parr Morning Show”)
Check out “Draft Day”: