Yesterday Ludacris dropped his new mixtape 1.21 Gigawatts and on the project he responded to Drake and Big Sean for their comments about him supposedly stealing Drake’s flow which Drake said was Big Sean influenced. On the song Ludacris doesn’t name names, but the targets of Ludacris’ rhymes is obvious. Lets break down how this little thing started…
In 2010 Ludacris released “My Chick Bad”, which went platinum and had much success. The song was an undeniable hit, but the lyrics below Drake felt was a cheesy use of a flow which he claimed was his at the time, inspired by Big Sean.
Yeah she could get a little hasty
Chicks better cover up their chests like pasty’s
Couple girl friends and they all a little crazy
Coming down the street like a parade, Macy’s
Drake called out Luda’s “My Chick Bad” lyrics in an interview with All Hip Hop last year about the flow, saying:
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!
Big Sean responded to Drake’s All Hip Hop interview where he said what he said about Luda’s flow usage to MTV, taking credit for the flow, claiming he felt like he changed Hip-Hop with this new flow stating:
“Don’t get it wrong I’m not trying to dis Ludacris or nothing, He’s a great MC. But even though that style that 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.”
Big Sean also talked about the flow he claimed as his which he calls “Supa Dupa Flow” in an interview with Angela Yee. You can watch that below two minutes and twenty eight seconds in.
Ludacris finally responded to all of this yesterday on his mixtape, on the track “Bada Boom”, but before Luda’s explosion he has an interlude to the track showcasing other rappers of past and present using the flow we’re currently talking about, which Drake dissed Luda over and Big Sean claims as his in “History Lesson”.
“Counterfeit rappers say I’m stealing their flows
but I can’t steal what you never made up b*tch
Y’all some duplicate rap cloning ni**as
I manufacture you hoes put on your makeup b*tch”
“May not like the way I used it, but you know you ain’t invent it, boy
Do your research before you make a claim so bogus that’s disrespecting pioneers in the game.”
That’s just a little excerpt of Ludacris’ diss track, listen to the song yourself below and download Luda’s full 1.21 Gigawatts mixtape here.
After “Bada Boom” Ludacris’ mixtape goes straight into the Meek Mill featured “Say It To My Face”, which follows up “Bada Boom” perfectly and also seems like another diss with the lines being toward somebody who is signed to a man, who’s signed to a man, who’s signed to another man but the lines are indirect. For fun I’ve embedded that song below also. You be the judge if that one is a diss song.