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Drake Returns Diss After Being Called Out By Kid Cudi

Alex Marshall, Reporter

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The peaceful waters of the rap game are now thrashing in the wake of Drake’s response to rapper Kid Cudi in his newest single “2 Birds 1 Stone.”

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Toronto Rapper Drake performing at Cisco Ottowa Bluesfest. Photo by Brennan Schnell [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

The Toronto rapper took shots at rehabilitation patient Cudi’s depression.

You were the man on the moon / Now you just go through your phases / Life of the angry and famous / Rap like I know I’m the greatest / Then give you the tropical flavors / Still never been on hiatus / You stay xanned and perked up / So when reality set in you don’t gotta face it / I’m down 200 in Vegas but winning life on a daily basis / It seems like nobody wants to stay in my good graces / I’m like a real estate agent, putting you all in your places / Look what happens soon as you talk to me crazy / Is you crazy?”, rapped Drake.

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Rapper Kid Cudi on the phone. Photo by J. Rivera from California, US (Kid Cudi) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Many fans feel his jabs at Cudi were crass and uncalled for; however, some are defending Drake because Cudi made comments about Drake’s notorious accusations of having a ghost writer.

When asked if Drake’s lyrics were justified, senior Daylon Gohn took Drake’s side.

“ I think so because the lyric where he said something referencing, ‘Cudi being man on moon, now he just going through his phases’ was more than likely written a while ago and removing it would’ve messed up song.” said Gohn.

Drake not only commented on Cudi in song, he went to back to back on instagram after a commenter questioned him to which Drake responded with “…mans need to stop mentioning my name when they get geeked… supposed to be all love out here word to my bro pablo.”

The Pablo comment is referencing Chicago-born rapper Kanye West who has taken his long friend Cudi’s side of the argument even after Cudi took shots at him as well.

At a recent show at Houston, Kanye was quoted saying, “I just wanted to take the time to say Kid Cudi is my brother….” and that Cudi “was the most influential rapper in the past 10 years.”

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Kanye West at the Tribeca Film Festival. Photo by David Shankbone (David Shankbone) [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Kanye and Cudi have worked together for years, even back on Kanye’s 2008 album, 808’s and Heartbreaks.  

Drake still stands with his views on the whole issue and even has his manager backing him up.

Many wonder what this will hold for the future of rap as these artists have a major say in the direction and sound of the hip hop genre in general.

Senior Jeff Fodel is not worried though.

“Rap beefs have been around since the dawn of hip hop. Drake’s beef with Meek Mill didn’t change his sound drastically, nor will it this time. Kid Cudi’s sound has been all over the place recently, it will be interesting to see his response once he is released from rehab,” said Fodel.

The world of hip-hop is always expanding and changing, but everyone can agree that beefs come and go and the music that follows them will always be a treat.

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Drake Returns Diss After Being Called Out By Kid Cudi