According to Joe Budden, Drake Has Reached His Peak

Budden has long been a fan of Drizzy, which could explain the tough love.

Earlier this week, Drake dropped two singles, “Pop Style” featuring Kanye West and Jay Z and “One Dance” featuring Whizkid and Kyla. The Internet semi-exploded.

Joe Budden, a self-professed fan of Drizzy’s, met the new releases with some tough criticism, questioning the new music while asking if Drake has fizzled out from being at the top of the game.

“Have we seen Drake peak? I think that question has been floating around the universe for a little while,” Budden said during the latest episode of his podcast.

“Drake came and dominated as a breath of fresh air, something so different,” he continued. “He was like a hybrid emcee… A lot of people would say Take Care is his best album. This is where the whispers started.”

The conversation then continued on, talking more about how Budden personally wasn’t a big fan of If Your Reading This It's Too Late or What a Time to Be Alive, referring to that version of Drizzy as “Trapper Drake.”

“If I go in deep, I start with the mumblings of a Weeknd/Drake beef. I’m going that far back,” Budden said, talking about how The Weeknd was heavily involved in creating Take Care. “Because I’m putting the peak — if I’m taking that side of the argument — I’m putting the peak at Take Care. All I know that happened after that is that The Weeknd left, and I know that The Weeknd has done rather f**king well since leaving.”

Check out Budden’s new episode of I’ll Name This Podcast Later in full below. is your No. 1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

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