Joe Budden Immediately Responds To Drake And Uses His Own Words Against Him (Audio)
The same day (July 16) Drake responded to two previous diss records by Joe Budden, Joe Budden promptly replied. As he vowed on his podcast, the Slaughterhouse MC was more than ready. “Afraid” closely followed French Montana and Drake’s “No Shopping,” with the Jersey City, New Jersey MC veteran addressing the OVO superstar. In a nearly six-minute song, Joe touches upon the depth of this dispute.
In his verses, Joe chronicles the changes in Drake—since reaching new frontiers of success. The eOne artist stresses “it’s bigger than Rap battles,” further driving belief that this conflict may tie into women and lovers more than just sheer criticism of VIEWS. The chorus to the song uses Drake’s own words against him, pulling a sample from Drake’s “The Resistance,” from his Thank Me Later album. Moreover, from references to hookah, Aaliyah’s Greatest Hits and the Blackberry full of rhymes Drake purported to lose on his song “Say What’s Wrong,” from his So Far Gone mixtape, Joe is focusing on specific pressure-points for his opponent.
“This isn’t Meek, nigga,” spouts Joe Budden. In his July podcast, he defended Meek Mill—regarding the ongoing conflict with Drake. While Meek continues to refuse Joe Budden’s perceived olive branch, the onetime DJ Clue protege reminds his opponent that he’s more vicious in the battle than Drake’s 2015 opponent.
The ball appears to be back in Drake’s court.