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Drake Calls Common’s Diss “A Ploy For Attention,” Clarifies Kobe Bryant Lyrics

Common was on one when he fired direct shots at Drake. In an interview with Nah Right on the set of his latest video “The Zone” with T-Dot brethren The Weeknd, Drizzy finally addresses the sweet and schemy Comm raps.

So people want to know: will you 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.

The Young Money mascot also elaborated on his verse from “Stay Schemin,” where he makes a subtle reference to Kobe Bryant’s recent divorce.

That line came from a conversation about being this young and making this much money and the fear of losing it all. I just used his potential situation to address my own life. I never intended to offend Vanessa or anyone else. That line had everything to do with me and what goes on in my head as a 25 year old man with this much income flowing in. Kobe is and always will be a friend and an icon to me.

He also cleared up last year’s rumors about giving the ax to his management team.

No my team is stronger than ever and ready for 2012. I’m excited for what this year will bring.

Read the full interview here.


Daps to: Nah Right

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LISTEN: Common’s Latest Drake Diss on “Stay Schemin (Remix)”

The war of the light skinneded sets off 2012 pitting Chi-town’s Common versus Canada’s own Drake.

Around the December release of Common’s album The Dreamer/ The Believer, rumors painted Drizzy as the designated target in Comm’s “Sweet,” who raps:

Y’all niggas man, you soft muthafuckers…Some ho ass niggas/ Singing all around me man, la la la, You ain’t muthafucking Frank Sinatra/ Uh, lil’ bitch

In an interview with Sway on MTV RapFix, Common addressed the “Sweet” situation head-on, saying if the record applied to Drake, then it’s about him.

“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.”

Last week, the Young Money mascot appeared on Rick Ross’ Rich Forever mixtape, dropping a couple of lines on “Stay Schemin” that sounded like a loaded response to the Chicago native:

That’s why I see no need to compete with niggas like y’all/ I just ask them when you see me you speak up nigga that’s all/ Don’t be ducking like you never wanted nothing/ Its feeling like rap changed, there was a time it was rugged/ Back when if a nigga reached it was for the weapon/ Nowadays niggas reach just to sell they record

But wait…

Only two days after, Common drops a Drizzy diss record remixing “Stay Schemin,” calling out the T-Dot youngin’ by name and adding a little Destiny’s Child to the mix. Shots fired!

Do you think the Common/Drake beef has “Ether” potential or is it two rap stars caught up in an irrelevant hype battle? Post your thoughts in the comments!


Daps to: MTV RapFix

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LISTEN: Full Stream – Common “The Dreamer/The Believer”

Consider this an early Christmas gift. 2DopeBoyz released the full streamer for Common’s upcoming-and-sure-to-be-one-of-the-best-albums-of-the-next-year “The Dreamer/The Believer.” You’re so welcome.

Listen here: http://www.2dopeboyz.com/2011/12/14/common-the-dreamerthe-believer-album/

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