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Common Addresses His Song 'Sweet' & Drake Taking Offense To It On 106 & Park "If You Wanna Get In The Ring, We Just Gotta Get In The Ring" *UPDATE* Common Confirms Song Was Drake Diss [Video]

Drake has taken offense to a song that appears on Common's new album The Dreamer/The Believer. On the track "Sweet" Common addresses rappers who sing too much on their records.


"Some hoes ass niggas, Singing all around me man. La la la, you aint muthaf*cking Frank Sinatra, Uh, lil b*tch, yeah, this the raw right here. Yeah this the raw right here n*gga. Sweet muthafuckas, sweet ass b*tch muthaf*cka."


Drake heard the track and wasn't too happy about it. He told the crowd at Power 106FM’s Cali Christmas that just because he sings doesn't make him soft.


“I will never stop doing this for ya’ll. I don’t give a f*c* if you have something to say to me. Say it to my muthaf*ckin’ face. Just cause I sing don’t make me no b*tch.”


During Common's appearance on 106 & Park yesterday (December 19) he spoke about the song and said if the shoe fits, wear it.


"I'll say this, it's a lot of artists out there that sing. And I don't think there's anything the matter with singing, but I just feel like I wanted to stand up for hip hop to a certain extent and hear cats rhyming and hear some hip hop elements," Common told Rocsi and Terrence J. "So what I really was addressing was all those cats that are out there singing and if certain people feel offended by it then they fit in that category. But I always want them to know that it's just hip hop. And in hip hop you challenge people. What I said in Sweet, [Drake] must have felt like he was one of the people being addressed. So he decided to say what he had to say. I say we can keep it on a hip hop level. I think he's a talented artist. But I'm saying if you wanna get in the ring, we just gotta get in the ring. And I'm talking about on the mic."
In a new interview with Shade 45's Sway in the Morning Common finally admits he was calling Drake out on the song "Sweet."

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Comment by Zuri Richards on January 9, 2012 at 1:33pm

Hear Hear Robert. Right on the money. I've been following drake since he dropped his first mix tape and i too feel as if he is overdoing it which the singing while rapping. If he were just singing hooks it wouldn't be that bad but some tracks from his new album, its hard to tell whats going on. His last album was a disappointment as a result. I'm glad common is giving him a lyrical chin check. Thats what hiphop is all about no matter how old you are and how long you're in the game.

Comment by YES PAPA!! on December 22, 2011 at 5:44pm


Comment by William T Procope on December 22, 2011 at 1:27pm
Thank you Robert!!!
Comment by William T Procope on December 22, 2011 at 1:26pm
People say c'mon Common. This is the same dude that went up against West Side connection. He will battle anyone when and if necessary.
Comment by Robert on December 22, 2011 at 1:02pm
Common is a real hip hop NC and I respect Common for standing up for what he believe is overuse of the hiphop/R&B type song by Drake. I respect Drakes music and talent, but his last album broke the unwritten rapping-to-singing balance a hip-hop artist's album should have. It is just like what kanye did when he made "Heartbreak and 808's" which was a great pop album but certainly not true hip-hop. But Common has always spoken his mind when he objected to a type of music. He tried to speak on west coast Gangsta music in the early to mid 90's by making the song "I used to love her" and the follow up " The B in you" which was directed at ice cube's westside connection. So given that this genuine I respect him for it.
Comment by TREZAY on December 22, 2011 at 12:37pm

go common!!!! knock that sweet ass n**** out the box. 

Comment by richie rich on December 22, 2011 at 11:59am
Never expected this from common,anyone else but him.
Comment by S. Young on December 22, 2011 at 11:29am

This is surprising. Maya Angelou recently approached Common about his "excessive" use of the N-word on this album. Now it makes sense, he was coming w/his guns blazin' aiming at Drake.. I never would've expected this but alot of mc's are tired of the whitewashed/auto-tunes/watered down hip-hop. Get in the ring!! ;-)

Comment by Gerard Bryan on December 22, 2011 at 9:53am

Common u are to old for that s***, & i thought u where one of a few of the rappers with some brains leave the beef to those who have nothing going for them-selfs!

Comment by Shining Star on December 22, 2011 at 9:49am
It seems as though Common has ran out of things to rap about and now has to resort to dissing other artists to boost his record sales. Tisk, Tisk Tisk!!

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