After both Drake and Big Sean did interviews accusing folks like Ludacris of stealing THEIR punchline flow (It’s a parade…MACY’S!), Ludacris has decided to speak up. Why? Because THEY didn’t create the flow and because Luda was already using the flow and versions of it throughout his 11 year career–while these two dudes were sharpening their pencils in middle school.
Drake told AllHipHop last year:
that flow has been killed by so many rappers. And, I never want to use that flow again in life. [Laughs] I wanted to take if off my album, because I was like, I shut ’em down. Onyx. I hate the fact that that rhyme is still in there. To be honest, that flow, you can trace it back to like…I trace it back to Big Sean (artist on Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music). That’s the first guy I heard utilize that flow throughout the duration of a verse. I’ll give him that credit. I think Kanye got it from him. Me and Wayne found a dope way to do it. I don’t want to sound cocky, but the best way its been used was on “Forever.” Those lines just all individually make so much sense. They’re all punchlines. Then 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!”
At that point, you never want to use it.
Sometimes you gotta silence folks who know not what they speak. I’m not mad at that at all.
You rappers aint even in my f’in TAX BRACKET…..Get back in formation….y’all n*ggas out of line….