The Common vs. Drake beef all started thanks in part to the one rapper's song called "Sweet." The rap star recently performed the diss on SiriusXM radio, but in an interesting move, he left out one key part of the original song.
While the Common vs. Drake feud has seemingly been on hold for recent promotional performances, that doesn't mean Comm isn't continuing to deliver the "diss" song. "Sweet" comes from his album called "The Dreamer, The Believer," and calls out those who perform a softer brand of hip hop. It was believed by many, including Drake himself, that it was aimed right at Drizzy, famous for singing and rapping on his songs.
The performance, seen in the video clip here is from Sirius XM's Hip Hop Nation show. It shows Common, seated, as he delivers the full track complete with a few references to the radio show as well as producers No ID and DJ Premier. Of note, Common says at the end of the track that he wouldn't start "snapping out" like he did on the record, referring to the real song where he let out a tirade of swears calling someone "soft." So basically, he sidestepped putting the disses on air for Drake to respond to. Interesting move. Everyone in the studio seemed to enjoy his live performance though.
Common clearly isn't letting all the Drake talk phase him, but he did act a bit political by not repeating what he originally said on "Sweet." Both these guys have albums and music to promote, so while they may have engaged in a bit of a beef, it's still business as usual. Like Comm mentioned in a previous interview, it's really about the music. The last jab heard was Common on the "Stay Schemin" remix, but since then there really hasn't been anything from Drake.
Do you think Common and Drake need to release more diss tracks, or does the beef seem to be over now? Did Comm do the right thing by not repeating the "soft" references from "Sweet" during his performance?
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