Monday, January 9, 2012

Um...Battle? Common vs. Drake

Alright, so I guess this "battle" has been spreading word across the internet lately. In case you haven't caught on, here's the scoop....

About a month or so ago Common released a music video to "Sweet" which takes aim at sweet rappers trying to be hard and always singing. It is a song with no specific person attacked just a general outlook on what goes on in Hip-Hop nowadays. Then the "Degrassi Thug" took offense and assumed the song was for him (gee, someone is guilty). Drake showed his emotions during his Christmas Concert with outbursts.

Later on during an interview on Shade45, Common responded to Drake's response by admitting: well he does fit that category. Not long after Drake released a verse on Rick Ross' "Stay Schemin'" dissing the Chi-Town MC without mentioning names. Supposedly, it's Drake's hardest rhymes.

Now just a little less than a week after Drake's verse, Com hi-jacks the track and added his diss verse like a lyrical weapon. Not only does Common specifically directs this verse to Drake but also calls him out by name.

Personally, I think this is just dust to Common, not worth being a battle. Drake is a lover with street cred like Zack Morris! But it Drake being the way he is, someone had to deflate his ego. Common can easily take this clown out with one line. I guess we'll see where this goes.

(Below are links to the videos. 1st is Common's "Sweet", 2nd is Rick Ross/Drake "Stay Schemin'", and 3rd is Common's Remix on the last verse)

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Friday, January 6, 2012


Happy 2012 everyone and welcome back to The Mix Lab Podcast! We put quality first and that's exactly what we gonna do to start off the year! For this episode #49 we have Just Fresh the decks bringing out another tight mix packed with new releases & classics. Enjoy 12 tracks from the underground & above surface. Listen to Common, J Cole, Masta Ace, KRS-One, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Biz Markie, Hezekiah, Talib Kweli, Madlib, Defari, Termanology, Checkmark, & The Fugees. Sit back, relax, download, start up the grill, open up your brew and enjoy some GOOD MUSIC!

Stay tuned for the next episode....NUMBER 50! Peace & God bless!


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