At his New York City concert last Thursday night Drizzy called out the radio station Hot 97, telling his audience that “They tellin’ lies on Hot 97 and that’s how it goes” A little later Drake added that “I told ’em fire Funk Flex, then I’ll come and do your show.” This diss was a fire back after ebro Darden made a joke about how Drizzy would try to go after Eminem if Eminem ever dissed the Toronto rapper.
This was a reference to the Drizzy Joe Budden feud going on right now since Budden is part of the crew at Eminem’s Shady Records. Drake is also not pleased with DJ Funk Flex, the legendary name at Hot 97, because Flex played the diss track Meek Mill aimed at Drizzy called Wanna Know. Hot 97 is the radio station that gave Drake his first shot at on air freestyle. A number of radio personalities weighed in on the diss by Drake, with Hot 97 & ESPN’s Own @Rosenbergradio responding “I don’t approve of drake saying f*ck hot 97 cuz we do generally support the hell out of him .. But I Def understand him hating some people.”
Drake called out Joe Budden on Thursday night, during the second stop and performance of his highly anticipated Summer Sixteen Tour. Budden was not the only Drizzy adversary called out on the tour either, during the opening stop the Toronto rapper called out Tyga and Tony Lanez. But Drake made it a point to mention Budden by name, something unusual, telling the crowd “I should have brought Joe Budden up here and let him do ‘Pump It Up’ one time tonight. Pump, pump, pump it up. Fuck them n—as.” This is just another round in the feud, and Joey quickly heard about the comment and responded through Twitter with a comment “He want attention lol.” The comment was deleted shortly after it was published. Joey was critical of Drizzy’s Views in an April podcast although he did credit Drake with being an incredible artist. It is doubtful that this is the last of the feud though, fans will probably hear a lot more jabs from both sides before all is said and done.
Withing hours of being called a one hit wonder by Drake on No Shopping by French Montana Joe Budden struck back, releasing his Afraid diss track against Drizzy and letting the Toronto rapper know that he isn’t scared. The New Jersey rap has already created two diss tracks aimed at the 6 god in the past, first with Making a Murderer Part I and then with Wake. Afraid is full of drums clashing, synths which are ethereal, and pianos as well as cutting lyrics designed to put Drake in his place. The track is almost 6 minutes long and in it Budden tells Drizzy that he is a puppet and warns the Toronto musician not to test him.
Budden raps that “If pushed to the streets, I see wood in your physique. Thinking you misunderstood my hood, this isn’t Meek n—- / This ain’t a standard that you couldn’t meet / Just from your views, you prolly couldn’t see.” The cover art for Budden’s track is also designed to send a message as well, because it displays the CN Tower which is seen on the cover of Drake’s Views album but the tower has smoke billowing from it. If the Budden Drake feud continues it is going to be a long hot summer.