Drake to Common: Sweet? Say it to my face [News]
Toronto, ON – As a rapper, if a woman calls you sweet it’s generally a good thing but if fellow rapper Common calls you sweet, that’s arms! Drake and Common are all the talk in the blogosphere at the moment when it comes to “beef” in hip-hop. If you’re not up to speed with the current situation, here’s a quick summary: Common dropped a single called “Sweet” from his new album The Dreamer/The Believer and Drake interpreted some of the song’s lyrics as subliminal jabs at him. During a recent concert in Las Vegas, Drake told the crowd: “I might sing, but I ain’t no bitch. If Common got something to say, say it to my face.”
At first Common denied the direct link to Drizzy but during a Tuesday appearance on Sway in the Morning (Shade 45), he had this to say: “He opened his mouth and said some things, so if that’s what he want—all that subliminal [talk]…you could do that too, but say it now. The verse is about me but when you hear some of the stuff on the chorus it’s like you can’t help but think about dude and I guess that’s what he felt. So at the end of day he fits in that category, he already embraced it, so wear it.”
Click the jump link to hear “Sweet” and for more information about the current “beef” – although struggling to call it that in the traditional sense. [More]
Some blogs are suggesting that, as is often the case, a female has come between the two artists: Serena Williams. There was a time when Serena and Common were heavily involved and as of late Drake has been associated with the tennis star. Drake recently told Complex Magazine: “I really, really love and care for Serena Williams. She’s incredible. That’s someone I’m proud to say I know. She’s definitely in my life and I’m in her life. It’s great to watch her play tennis. Very impressive.”
Aside from the comments he made on stage in Vegas, Drake has yet to say much publicly about the situation with Common. His twitter has been mute on the subject and we have yet to see a rebuttal on wax — and it might never come. However, Drake’s go-to producer/engineer, Noah “40” Shebib has been quite vocal about the situation on Twitter, highlighting the irony of Common going at Drake for being ‘soft’ and ‘sweet’ considering Common has a track record of similar releases, minus the singing.
40 tweeted the following: “@common, I remember being called a bitch in grade 9 cause I had your cd. Good thing I also had 456 by kool g rap on me. Now that’s real.” And that was followed with: “After “one day it’ll all make sense” came out I spent months arguing weather or not @common was hip hop. Everyone was saying it was too rnb. I’m not dissing, just facts. I love common. I also love swv and John b.”
QTip then tweeted in with “Ayo @OVO40 please don’t suggest that @common aint hiphop. #keepitfunny. #nodissrespect” and 40 replied with: “@QtipTheAbstract, never! Common is in my top 5 always has been. Hes also been brave enough to be different. I respect that as well. #irony”. The 2 then tweeted compliments at each other so it doesn’t seem like the “beef” will escalate further as a result of the Twitter convo.
In any event, this is what all the fuss is about: