Grammy-winning rapper Ludacris continues to build off the buzz behind his new “Bada Boom” 1.21 Gigawatts mixtape record by releasing its music video.
The video features Luda showing off various clips of rap veterans including Jay-Z and Nas.
“Bada Boom” has been getting a lot of attention lately. The buzz started when everyone realized what Ludacris was talking about. The so-called “beef” even got explained in an animated video, and despite the fact that Big Sean denied any sour feelings on his part, this doesn’t seem like something that’s going to die down by itself, especially now that the mixtape track that started it all has its own video. (Complex)
Since the song’s release, Young Money star Drake has reportedly answered Luda’s diss with a subliminal response.
Over the weekend, Drake broke his silence. Sort of. On Saturday (November 19), Drizzy took to Twitter in response to Big Sean’s Twitter handle with a fittingly subliminal response to Luda’s subliminal diss (the Atlanta rapper didn’t name any names in his songs). “@BigSean You awlready know. I wish they’d just let young n*ggas live…respect always,” the Young Money rhymer tweeted. (XXL Mag)
Last week, Big Sean addressed the perception of Luda taking aim at him and Drizzy.
“A lot of people thought Drake made that up and this was new, and Drake was like, ‘I could trace that back to Big Sean actually on his mixtape. That’s where I first heard it. I think that’s where a lot of emcees got it from.’ That’s what Drake said. So people was telling me, ‘This is your flow.’ And I’m like, ‘Alright — I’m pretty sure it was done before [Luda] but I’m just saying where it came from now. We talkin’ about now — I’m not trying to debate and say, ‘I was the first to do this ever.’ I’m just saying that’s just where it was between us. So [some interviewers] asked me, ‘What’s a good example of [the Supa Dupa flow] and what’s a bad example of it?’ And I think I said [Luda’s] ‘balloons’ line. But I’m telling you this was over a year ago. I can’t believe this was something that’s been lingering this long — I don’t have no problems with Luda. I didn’t even know he cared that much, for a year, to be thinking about what I said in interviews — I think Luda is the best, I think he’s a legend.” (KUBE 93)
On “Bada Boom,” Luda makes references to the origin of Sean’s signature “Supa Dupa” flow.
“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”)
Check out the “Bada Boom” music video below: