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Drake On Common’s Diss: It Was A “Ploy For Attention”

Submitted by on January 31, 2012 – 11:55 amOne Comment
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Drake is speaking out on why he thinks the entire beef situation with Common was an attempt on the legendary Chicago-bred emcee’s part to garner attention for his upcoming album. Check out below what he said in an exclusive interview with NahRight when asked whether he will respond to Common:

“No. Because despite how it’s been worded by him that situation is not a ‘hip hop moment’ or a ‘battle for the sake of musical integrity’…it’s a ploy for attention around the release of an album. More than anything it was just disappointing cause what kid isn’t a fan of what Common has done for our genre. A guy who made such an incredible career for himself based off expressing genuine feelings about life and love is now targeting me for sharing my story.”

Common’s latest effort, The Dreamer/The Believer, was released on December 20. As one commentator on the topic put it, throughout his career Common has always been a bit outspoken in his lyrics about his fellow emcees, including his 1994 hit “I Used To Love H. E. R.” (which took aim at west coast gangsta rap that dominated hip-hop at the time) and 1995′s “The B*tch in Yoo”.

With that being said, do you agree with Drake’s sentiment that the situation was a “ploy for attention” on Common’s part?

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  • Smmmoke says:

    Drake wouldn’t know a ‘hip hop moment’ is if it called him a bytch, questioned his authenticity then called his material ‘hoe music.’ Oh wait…that just happened. What did he think Common was going to do? Not say anything after ‘Stay Schemin’? The same way Drake said something after ‘Sweet’ (he has the right if he thought it was about him).

    I’ve never seen such ‘moonwalking’ in my life. It’s safe to say that Drake’s a studio rapper and not a true blue MC. Far from a ‘last name Ever, first name Greatest’ candidate.

    People have to understand that there’s a MAJOR difference between a ‘beef’ and a ‘battle.’ Beefs can end lives, battles are about skills and stay on wax/stage but can possibly turn careers. Drake started to get into the ring to battle and then changed his mind. Most likely from YMCMB’s PR team telling him to back down cause he wouldn’t win.

    It’s over. Drake’s got it in his mind that Common wants attention and Common’s got it in his mind that Drake’s a punk. They’re both right.

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