UPDATE: Part two and three is here and it includes a new track ("Wake") along with a letter via Instagram.
Joe Budden had a bone to pick with Drake and Meek Mill, so today (June 30) he liberates the war shots, titled "Making A Murderer Pt. 1."
"No alliances with Meek, it's still f—k him too," raps Joe on the opening line to the new record. In case you forgot, the barbs thrown Meek's way are a product of the pair's beef last summer after Budden shared some thoughts on Meek's relationship with girlfriend Nicki Minaj on his Podcast. "Meek's music is too hard for me to look at him with this f—king sappy f—k-sh*t. Be the hardcore guy that I'm sure she was attracted to at some point. It's nasty," he said. "I hate everything about it." As a response, Meek called the "Pump It Up" rapper a "noodle" and Nicki chimed in, stating, "why would you be bothered by another man showing love to his girl? Let’s celebrate black love. All the best w/ ur podcast. All jokes aside."
On Wednesday (June 29), things came to a bit of a head once more, as the war of words continued when Meek responded to a tweet Joe published, which read "Fuck Meek." In a post on Instagram, "Nobody ain't Tryna come at that Shermhead/crackhead Joebuddens this nigga got the blogs to say I’m about to diss him," he wrote, "we running down on niggas off the internet… He's infatuated with rappers lives nigga a podcaster now lol." To that, Budden later responded in since deleted tweets, "Don’t worry, I was done being reactionary months ago, I'll initiate, u take your time, diss bars clearly aren’t your thing…I apologized once, now repent. Grab a pad quick nigga, it’s coming... Don’t speak my name to a fan… Say it to me nigga. Stand behind your ability to rap."
Don’t speak my name to a fan… Say it to me nigga. Stand behind your ability to rap.— Joe Budden (@JoeBudden) June 30, 2016
All of this culminated into "Making a Murderer," which also features a weighty amount of shots toward Drake, whom Budden recently criticized for being "real fucking uninspired" on Views. Just one week later, French Montana previewed a new Drake collaboration online, which didn't really reveal much expect a telling line that finds the "Pop Style" rapper saying: "Pump, pump, pump it up" — a lite nod to Budden's 2003 cut "Pump It Up." A month later, just as Budden predicted, Drake threw a few subtle shots on "4PM in Calabasas," which Budden believed was aimed at himself. Although it remains debatable, Budden said it was Drake’s "verbiage" that pulled in the lyrical fray. Fast forward to this latest track, Budden goes as far as throwing barbs at Drizzy, while also cleverly interpolating an interlude in the same song that features a 2009 interview with the OVO captain that originally appeared in Budden's former web series, "JoeBuddenTV."
"A black cloud all over the 6, check the overview / You're so indirect, shit wasn't real clear, either Jimmy actin' or he really miss a wheelchair," raps Budden. Later in the same line, he goes:
"Gassed cause he KO'd Omeeka, no Joe's deeper / Quick to put extension on singer, that's Moesha / Nothin' 'bout Rick slick, but show of the Caesar / My crust from the same old pizza as Mona Lisa / So how you callin' out the lyrical god? / Your face light up when you see me, talkin' Miracle Watts / Cause your words ain't sayin' a thing/ I killogram without weighin' a thing / Nigga you baitin' a king / Tell you the way that Golden State say to it's team / Aubrey you gotta make a shot, you wanna play on the wing."
Despite the content spat on the track, which was premiered on Pitchfork, Budden has stated that the song isn't meant to spark a beef, but rather to reinsure Drake's potential and "show Drake what competitive hip-hop is really about."
Interestingly, this new track comes hours after Budden released the first single from his new collaborative project with AraabMuzik called Rage & The Machine. The song, entitled "Flex," features Fabolous and Tory Lanez, also someone who has a rather interesting history with Drizzy. Budden's "Flex" is available now on iTunes.
And take a look back at Budden's history of beefs and battles.