Fri 13 Jan 2012
Wherever Common goes he’s forced to talk about his current “rap battle” with Drake. At this point, he pretty much says the same thing every time. I guess we were a little thrown off about the seriousness of this “beef” when Comm responded to Drake quite viciously on his “Stay Schemin’” freestyle. However, in his most recent explanation of how their feud originated, the veteran downplays their issues being personal.
“The Song Sweet– for me I was really talking about hip-hop. A lot of the softer side of hip-hop is being used as an example of what people think hip-hop is. You can express yourself in many different ways, but I just miss that hardcore, raw hip-hop sound,” Common told VIBE’s Datwon Thomas on DJ Premier’s Hip-Hop Nation show.
Common did admit that he felt like Drake was responding to him at the Cali Christmas show. Ultimately, Comm says this battle is really just about being competitive in hip-hop. He alludes to the fact that he’s really doing this for sport and doesn’t seeing it turning into a real street beef.
Listen to the full interview after the jump…
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