It is known musically that Canadian native rapper Drake has previously run dub-plates with dancehall clash masters Beenie Man and Bounty Killer.
While there are his Dancehall infused tracks like One Dance, Controlla featuring Popcaan, Work and Rude Boy with Rihanna and of course his 2010 single Find Your Love with an epic cameo of Jamaican dancehall artist Mavado.
Drake isn’t known for any noticeable disses towards a Jamaica deejay in the past but he seems ready to take on the next phase of his dancehall obsession, especially that his falling out with Mavado took place a couple of years back.
In the single Only You Freestyle that dropped three days ago, Drake speaks out to a scenario that only subjects Mavado. In lyrics like, “Niggaz want piece a cassava, but we lef bridge dem burned like grabba,” he plays on Mavado’s hometown Cassava Peace and refers to the bridge that was burned in their now lost friendship.
He continues to throw out a diss, saying, “Boy 4 in the clips and one in the headie / Hand no shake man I hold that steady” after giving his OVO signee, Popcaan and Vybz Kartel’s GAZA Empire a nod in another section of the track. “Link Popskull in Gaza but not that Gaza but still it’s amaze,” he sang.
Mavado decided to take a few shots at Drizzy on his new song “Enemy Line,” accusing the rapper of appropriation.
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