Well, I guess enough has been said and Drake couldn’t be more right on this subject. Drake will not be recording anymore Common disses. He said this at a video shoot for the song Motto and Drake feels Common used the beef to promote his album The Dreamer,The Believer. This is what Drake had to say:
“No. Because despite how it’s been worded by him that situation is not a ‘hip hop moment’ or a ‘battle for the sake of musical integrity’…it’s a ploy for attention around the release of an album,” he said. “More than anything it was just disappointing cause what kid isn’t a fan of what Common has done for our genre. A guy who made such an incredible career for himself based off expressing genuine feelings about life and love is now targeting me for sharing my story.”
“I have begun working on new music already and I’ll be recording during the whole college tour with 40. Making better music and building myself as a business is all that’s on my mind. Hopefully some acting as well.”
Well looks like there was a little miscommunication between Maya Angelou and Common. Looks like Maya Angelou is on a song that Common uses the “N” word quite frequently. Common has changed his lyrical content on his new album too. He is being more aggressive and saying the bitch and nigga too. I do not like the new Common and the way he has approached his writing style now. It just does not come out right when he is saying bad words quite frequently. I hope the label did not force him to do that. (Check out the rest of the article below).
Poet Maya Angelou is upset with one of her biggest supporters.
Angelou wrote and recited a poem for a new song by Common titled “Dreamer” off of his upcoming album The Dreamer/The Believer. The problem between the two stems from the Chicago MC’s frequent use of the n-word throughout the song.
The Pulitzer Prize-nominated poet detests the word, which she calls “vulgar and dangerous” to the black community.
“I had no idea that Common was using the piece we had done together on [a track] in which he also used the ‘N’ word numerous times,” Angelou told the New York Post. “I’m surprised and disappointed. I don’t know why he chose to do that. I had never heard him use that [word] before. I admired him so because he wasn’t singing the line of least resistance.”
Common said he thought Angelou knew and understood that he uses the word in his music, but admits he didn’t specifically tell her he would be using it in the song they collaborated on.
“I told her what ‘The Dreamer’ was about and what I wanted to get across to people,” he told the Post. “I wanted young people to hear this and feel like they could really accomplish their dreams.”
There was obviously a huge miscommunication between the two. Hopefully they can work out their differences. “Dreamer” is one of the stand out tracks on the album which drops December 20.