Joe Budden Goes Back To Back With His Second Drake Diss In A Week (Audio)
Last week, Joe Budden unleashed “Making A Murderer (Part 1),” a six minute track dissing Drake. The move was an extreme escalation in a war of words that has been brewing between the two men for quite some time. While it seemed their differences arose from Budden’s harsh critique of Drake’s VIEWS album a couple of months earlier, Joe’s track made it clear their issues were deeper than Rap, with several bars suggesting part of his beef was related to a woman with whom both men may have been connected.
As the title of Budden’s track suggested, the song was just one of a multi-pronged attack Budden has been plotting since French Montana posted a snippet of an as yet unreleased song he and Drake recorded together, where Drake was seen reciting the words to Joe’s 2003 hit, “Pump It Up.” Budden took Drake’s actions to be derisive, and, after watching Drizzy hit Meek Mill with not one, but two diss records in a row, in their beef last Summer, Budden did not want to be caught flat-footed. As he explained in his 80-minute podcast detailing why he released “Making A Murderer (Part 1), Budden said he always strikes first. He also explicitly claimed that he had tracks ready for every possible defense Drake might mount against him.
Now, it appears Joe’s threats were not empty as he has released “Wake,” his second track attacking Drake in less than a week. Budden foreshadowed what was coming earlier on his Instagram page by posting a photo of the recent brawl between the Texas Rangers’ Rougned Odor and the Toronto Blue Jays’ Jose Bautista, simply with the caption “2:31,” a reference to the 2:31 am EST time when Budden’s new diss appeared. The move is a page out of Drake’s playbook, as he posted a photo of his city’s Blue Jay’s winning their second straight World Series in 1993, with the release of his “Back To Back” diss of Meek Mill, the second of such records before Meek released a single song about Drake.
On “Wake,” Joe uses Drake’s words, songs and symbols against him, with lines like “I think you rap good, but you a movie star, so that owl is appropriate. We don’t know who you are,” and “maybe you think nobody notices, Gucci was home two secs before you rode his dick.” He also adds to Meek Mill’s suggestion that Drake is not original, saying “We want a party album, but you keep stealing all of Party [Next Door] album, and go and put it on your party album.”
Which Budden diss do you think hit’s harder?