So the buzz of the week is how Ludacris went CLEAN IN!…On new rap stars Drake and Big Sean! The orgin of this “issue” starts when Drake shouts to Big Sean for creating the “Stop and Go Flow” which Drake admits he “Borrowed” from Sean before he even released a single or album. Drake even goes on to say that even Kanye got it from him and that him [Drake] and Wayne are the only ones using it correctly..THEN went ahead and used a “Luda Line” to explain who does it WRONG! Check the excerpt below…
“Well, that flow has been killed by so many rappers. And, I never want to use that flow again in life. [Laughs] I wanted to take if off my album, because I was like, ‘I shut ‘em down. Onyx.’ I hate the fact that that rhyme is still in there. To be honest, that flow, you can trace it back to like…I trace it back to Big Sean (artist on Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music). That’s the first guy I heard utilize that flow throughout the duration of a verse. I’ll give him that credit. I think Kanye got it from him. Me and Wayne found a dope way to do it. I don’t want to sound cocky, but the best way its been used was on “Forever.” Those lines just all individually make so much sense. They’re all punchlines. Then a bunch of rappers started doing it and using the most terrible references in the world. I don’t want to offend somebody…I hate that rappers picked that flow up. I wish they had left that for people that know how to use it. [They go like] “It’s a parade! MACY’S!”
That was from Drake’s Allhiphop.com interview. Now look at what Big Sean told MTV.com about the flow and who is using it wrong!
“With the super duper flow, I created that one word rhyme style,” Big Sean said in an interview. “Drake really made it more popular, but Drake gave me the credit and was like, ‘I really got that from Big Sean.’ I think some artists just did it so wack man. Every time I say names I get in trouble and it’s like I’m dissing, but some people used it wack. Don’t get it wrong I’m not trying to dis Ludacris or nothing. He’s a great MC. But even though that style got so overused, there was a lot of people who did it great and there was a lot of people who didn’t do it so great. People always ask me was you mad that people took that style from you. I’m like, ‘Nah, that went and shows me how far I can go as an artist.’ I feel like I changed hip-hop. I haven’t even dropped an album yet. So that goes to show me how powerful my mind is.’”
WOW! Now me…I wouldn’t be using Ludacris and Wack in any way shape or form because that pedigree obviously speaks for itself! So with the ammo and obvious animosity in the air…Ludacris did what any other Emcee and veteran would do [in my opinion] smack the young pups on the head with a newspaper and told them “Hush Up”!
He kicks it off with a little “History Lesson” which is the the name of his Interlude…It gives you a breakdown of exactly how long the “Super Duper Flow” and “Stop and Go Flow” has been around. Check this out..You may be VERY SURPRISED!
Does anybody find the irony in Ludacris at 12 sounding like Big Sean at 23…Just Me…Oh well..let’s keep going. After the lesson Ludacris goes HAM on “Badaboom”! I don’t even need to explain this part..just listen
WOW! He ate them up and didnt even mention how Drake “borrowed” from both Dead Prez and Aaliyah for 2 of his biggest songs! Maybe they really had convinced themselves that they “invented” a flow that has become overused in the game right now. Perhaps they don’t really listen to everybody in Ludacris interlude. However…this does go to show that there are still a great number of followers expected to lead the game to the next level. I honestly like Drake and Big Sean..but this is not a good look for them. They are under 25, got hit records and money…yet they seem to not really know they place in this culture we call hip-hop. Enough of my opinion, How do you feel about this? Was Ludacris wrong for going in? Should Drake or Sean respond to this and fuel the fire? Let’s remember….THEY STARTED THIS! Have they bitten off more than they can chew? We need to know!