Ludacris lets loose on Drake and Big Sean on his new 1.21 Gigawatts mixtape.
Responding to the young emcees’ claims he stole – and screwed up – Sean’s ‘supa dupa/hashtag’ rap flow.
“I’m the truth in this booth and you n*ggas all h*es,” Luda spits on the track ‘Bada Boom’.’ “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.”
The origin of the stop-go rhyme scheme, which Drake and Lil Wayne popularised on 2009’s ‘Forever’ – “swimming in the money, come and find me – #nemo/ If I was in the club you know I balled – #chemo” – has generally been credited to G.O.O.D. Music signee Big Sean.
However, last year Drake accused the flow of being played out and misued by rappers, quoting Luda’s verse on his 2010 single ‘My Chick Bad.’ “…a bunch of rappers started doing it and using the most terrible references in the world,” he told Allhiphop.
“I don’t want to offend somebody…I hate that rappers picked that flow up. I wish they had left that for people that know how to use it. [They go like] “It’s a parade! MACY’S!”
Big Sean weighed in on the situation himself this March, being quoted as saying: “With the super duper flow, I created that one word rhyme style. Drake really made it more popular, but Drake gave me the credit and was like, ‘I really got that from Big Sean.'”
“If he said Ludacris used it wack, hey,” he added. “Don’t get it wrong I’m not trying to dis Ludacris or nothing. He’s a great MC. But even though that style got so overused, there was a lot of people who did it great and there was a lot of people who didn’t do it so great.”
It has been nearly 10 months but Atlanta native Ludacris has finally got his response in on his latest release, adding on ‘Bada Boom’: “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.”