Turns out Joe Budden wasn’t crazy after all.
After waging what sometimes seemed like a one-sided war against Drake for the last few months, Budden now has a sparring partner in the Toronto rapper.
Drake has finally addressed Budden, and not in a way that Budden needs to translate.
Saturday’s episode of OVO Sound Radio premiered French Montana’s “No Shopping” track from his upcoming MC4 album that drops on August 19. Drake features on the song and there’s no mistaking who he’s addressing, opening his verse with words from the Slaughterhouse rapper’s 2003 hit “Pump It Up.”
“Pump, pump, pump it up, she got a good head on her, but I pump it up / I’m not a one-hit wonder, they know all my stuff / You let me turn into the nigga that you almost was,” Drake raps over the Murda Beatz-produced track. “I done seen a lot of shit and I done been in things, and I never started nothin’, I just finish things / And I’m still off like the man that brought me in this thing, how you out here celebratin’ like the winnin’ team?”
The response isn’t that big a surprise. French Montana tipped his hand in May when he previewed the first line of Drake’s verse in a Snapchat story. Budden initially said he’d wait to hear the whole verse before responding, but went on the offensive with two diss tracks targeting Drizzy after he felt he was hit with subliminals from him on “4PM In Calabasas.”
The whole back-and-forth seems to have stemmed from Budden’s critique of Drake’s VIEWS on his podcast, where he said the rapper sounded “uninspired” on the chart-topping album.
Listen to “No Shopping” below.
Here are the full lyrics from Drake’s verse, via Genius.
Pump, pump, pump it up
She got a good head on her, but I pump it up
I’m not a one hit wonder, they know all my stuff
You let me turn into the nigga that you almost was
I done seen a lot of shit and I done been in things
And I never started nothin’, I just finish things
And I’m still off like the man that brought me in this thing
Now you out here celebratin’ like the winnin’ team?
No, calm down, calm down
This shit ain’t how you think it is, take a look around
I’m supposed to be on a vacation right now
But I’m home wildin’, word to DJ Khaled
Back with another one
I’m steady droppin’ bombs on your head top
Been that way since I could make your bed rock
I’m on, blew it where you can’t shop
Bitch I just rapped and it went pop
Next move better than my last move
Your next move can’t erase your past moves
Took her out once she got attached to him
Ring, ring, click, I’ll get back to ’em
You don’t really want the views
You don’t really want a snapshot of things goin’ on with the crew
You don’t wanna hear Not Nice did thirteen
And did another two for some other shit he didn’t do
Last week, Budden runnin’ in the room
This week sold one point two
Yeah, it’s a boost around baby boy
Yeah, and I know Taraji like I’m baby boy
And I fuck with Weezy and I’m Baby’s boy
Yeah we the Army, better yet the Navy, boy
Check out the full song art too.
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