Remember when everyone thought Joe Budden was hearing things for thinking Drake was coming at him on his track "4PM in Calabasas"? Well, turns out he wasn't crazy, after all. What seemed like a one-sided beef between the two rappers is now officially a full-scale war after Drake explicitly dissed the Harlem rapper in his verses on French Montana's new single "No Shopping."
This time, there's no guess-work involved in Drizzy's lyrics: “Pump, pump, pump it up, she got a good head on her, but I pump it up / I’m not a one-hit wonder, they know all my stuff / You let me turn into the n***a that you almost was,” Drake raps. “I done seen a lot of shit and I done been in things, and I never started nothin’, I just finish things / And I’m still off like the man that brought me in this thing, how you out here celebratin’ like the winnin’ team?”
Well, Budden wasn't gonna let that one slide without saying something in return, and actually dropped his own diss track — his third one against Drake in less than three weeks, if you're counting — late last night, just hours after the premiere of "No Shopping" on OVO Sound Radio.
"Afraid" samples Drake's own track "The Resistance" from his 2010 album Thank Me Later, as the hook "What am I afraid of?" is repeated on a loop in the background.
Take a listen to both tracks and decide for yourself who won this round:
The beef between the two rappers originated after Budden criticized Drake's latest album VIEWS as being uninspired. So, did he live up to his own high standard with his trio of diss tracks?
(Photos: Johnny Nunez/WireImage)