Tory Lanez Shows Why Drake Might NEVER Want To Battle Him With Bars (Video)
Tory Lanez is one of Canada’s biggest global Hip-Hop stars. His full-length debut, 2016’s I Told You was a confident wake-up call from the Toronto representative. The album was Top 5 debut in the United States proving that “the 6” is dominating the mainstream consciousness at a new high.
Since March of 2010, Tory has had a peculiar relationship with the city’s biggest star, Drake. As Drizzy’s dominance was in full stride, Tory challenged him to a battle, and later offered $10,000 if the OVO founder disliked his mixtape. The call went unanswered, as Tory has dissed his neighbor several times since, citing reading freestyle lyrics off of his phone, and more. Drake has taken shots of his own since and vented that there has been “zero interaction” between the two men, despite a beef that Tory started. In May, the two men posed for a picture together that each uploaded to his Instagram account, seemingly ending any disagreements. But, often, when it comes to Rap, their are no friends.
With a chip on his shoulder well into the 2010s, Lanez is the latest guest on Funkmaster Flex’s freestyle platform. Tory uses no phone to recite his lyrics (he says that he’s coming off-top) and appears to do so by the 6:00 mark. Taking on Nas & Bravehearts’ “Oochie Wally” instrumental (as produced by veteran EZ Elpee), Lanez raps about his strong effects on women, his worldwide network, of hittas, and a great deal of name-dropping wordplay. The way the Mad Love/Interscope Records artist spits is with strong conviction. At the end of the one-take freestyle, he shouts out MCs like Cassidy and Jadakiss, and declares their influence.
Although Tory takes no shots by name, at 5:30 he sends a warning to all his critics: “Listen, that’s why I feel like I’m the most hot in the place / A lot of ni**as say they hot, but they not in the place / And ya block? It ain’t hot. Man, it’s safe / The next ni**a diss Tory Lanez ’bout to get shot in his face.”
As Flex has stood with those challenging Drake before (notably Meek Mill in 2016), this would be an appropriate platform to air out any new grievances between two of Canada’s biggest contributions to Rap.