Weeks after Common started a feud with Drake with some vaguely antagonistic lyrics on “Sweet,” a track off his album “The Dreamer/The Believer,” Common attacks the Canadian superstar head-on in a new remix to “Stay Schemin’,” a Rick Ross track that features Drake.
On “Stay Schemin’,” a track off the Ross mixtape “Rich Forever” released last Friday (Jan. 7), Drake alludes to Common’s recent verbal attacks with the words, “Don’t be ducking like you never wanted nothin’/It’s feeling like rap changed, it was a time it was rugged/Back when if a n—a reached, it was for the weapon/Nowadays n—as reach just to sell their record.” Common then fired back with an explicit diss of Drake on his own remix of “Stay Schemin,” which was released on Monday (Jan. 9).
“My motto is Chicago bitch/ Everybody know you sweet, what the problem is/ Don’t play dumb, I’m the one that acknowledged it/ Son of a bitch, imagine what your father is,” Common raps on the remix. Later, Common rhymes, “I’m taking too long with this amateur guy/You ain’t wet nobody, n—a, you Canada dry,” and then he eventually calls the rapper out by name: “Soft n—a, make no mistake, I’m talking to Drake. It’s the remix. Rick Ross, Common, and that hoe ass n—a.”
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The war of words began with Common’s track “Sweet,” in which he declares, “Y’all n—as man, you soft motherfuckas… Singing all around me man, ‘la la la!’ You ain’t motherfuckin’ Frank Sinatra. Uh. Lil’ bitch.” Drake then told the crowd at a California performance, “I don’t give a fuck if you got something to say to me. Say it to my motherfuckin’ face, n—a. Just cause I sing I’m not no bitch. So if you got something to say, I’m right here.”
Which rapper has the upper hand here?
(Additional reporting by Jason Lipshutz)