Common: ‘I Think Drake Makes Good Music’

Common and Drake

Common may have taken shots at Drake on his remix to “Stay Schemin’,” but the Chi-town MC still respects his rival’s music. In a new interview, Common had some kind words to say about the Young Money star and is ready to leave the beef behind.

The two rappers have been battling it out on wax. Most recently, Drake dissed Common on Rick Ross’ Rich Forever cut “Stay Schemin’.” Common fired back with a vicious verse, calling Drake “Canada Dry.” But he had no malicious words to say about his adversary when speaking with Rolling Stone.

“I think he makes good music,” Common said of the Canadian MC. “He’s definitely said some real clever things and made some cool songs. I like his music.”

He explained why he decided to respond to Drake. “I don’t think I had anything to prove,” he said. “I just felt like somebody stepped and challenged me, so I had to step into the ring. He said some things that I thought were directed at me, so I had to address it back.”

But Common is done beefing unless Drake retaliates. “I feel like I said what I had to say, and I’m just going to let it be at that point,” he added. “Now, if something else happens, then I’ll just have to act accordingly. But right now, I feel like, man, I said what I needed to say about this situation on record.”

And while their fans may be invested in the feud, Common said it isn’t serious. “It’s nothing like, ‘Oh man, it’s so personal.’ It’s just the art of rhyming, man. The art of rhyming!”



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54 Comments

  1. Peter

    Seems like Common has gotten what he wanted from reaching

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    StarsAreBlind Reply:

    @Peter, ^^^^ agreed!

    “Nowadays niggas reach just to sell their records.”

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  2. uhuh

    i knew it! lil wayne reached out to ‘em behind the scenes now all of a sudden its squashed. drake you a sucka for letting your boss handle your bizz. oh and you’re still a pussy for not responding back. that’s what we gonna remember you for. coward

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    youMADstayMAD Reply:

    @uhuh, shut the f*ck up! you don’t know what happened so keep your mouth shut!

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    Pucci Reply:

    @uhuh, Why dont you jump in a pool & then play with electircal sockets. Your comment was really uncalled for & unfounded. You have no idea what happened so please stop acting like you’re in the KNOWN when you’re really only an outsider looking in. Drake doesn’t have to respond back, it only adds more fuel to the fire that IDIOTS wanna start. I hope & pray that Drake takes these words & humbles himself with them & lets the beef be what it is.

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    Lala Reply:

    @Pucci, Drake is a scared bytch who starts sh*t he can’t finish.

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    shakeLIFE Reply:

    @uhuh,

    Dude stop over thinking this…

    Beef is irrational…Adults don’t record songs dissing another grown ass men rationally…Its immature and could end up bad for your career

    That being said it is mad entertaining and I am not apposed to being entertained…

    Fuck niccas needing a logical explanation for beef…I’m not Com’s brother, agent or fan…fuck I care about why he’s beefing

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    Taree Reply:

    @uhuh, how do you literally make shit up with no basis then base your beliefs and views off of it? like who does that?

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    just sayin Reply:

    @uhuh, mann sitchoo clown azz down
    like really?

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  3. superlabel

    respect

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  4. my name is oo

    Weirdo

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  5. orams

    Drake was wise no to respond ,especially since he’s said if u diss.me don’t expect uh reply…he’s got his game on lock u gotta give em that

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  6. Pucci

    Other rappers (*cough cough* Lil Kim, 50) need to take notes.

    I’ve always respected Common as MC.

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    XO till we overdose Reply:

    @Pucci, exactly. real legends got respect for the new school. common’s one of the only OGs who doesn’t have a colossal ego
    i love drake’s music but respect to common for being the bigger man here!

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    StarsAreBlind Reply:

    @XO till we overdose, Bigger man than who? He started and finished a beef with himself.

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    C94B Reply:

    @StarsAreBlind,

    Haha, that’s the point ! Drake got suckered with this beef. He appeared as dominant in the whole of the beef, starting it and finishing it (even though it might not be over just yet). That’s a veteran move, nothing less.

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    Shade Reply:

    @C94B, he didn’t appear dominant at all…..Drake’s verse in Stay Schemin > Sweet, Stay Schemin Remix

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    Mia Reply:

    @XO till we overdose, So when new rappers diss older ones they can’t say nothing back.

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    XO till we overdose Reply:

    @Mia, reread my comment because i didn’t say anything even close to that.
    i’m saying that for him to admit he likes an artist who dissed him makes him really humble.
    next time don’t put words in my mouth.

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  7. Neon

    I have respect for Common.

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  8. coolio

    Drake is a horrible rapper though. Nothing he spits is memorable

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    ed Reply:

    @coolio, he is overrated, but i think he has plenty of good lines.

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    Will Reply:

    @coolio, are u serious? I can name hundreds of drake verses that are memorable. Kill yourself.

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    Glen Reply:

    @coolio, Drake definitely has a lot of quotable lines, no doubt about that.

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    tune Reply:

    @coolio, yeah like “diss me and you’ll never hear a reply for it” or “drake just stands for do right and kill everything”

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  9. OPINION

    Common boosted sales with fake beef and now he like’z drake hahahah

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    XO till we overdose Reply:

    @OPINION, if you think common cares about album sales, then you obviously have NO idea what you’re talking about.
    common doesn’t need ANYTHING. he’s the definition of hip hop and i suggest you leave this site and never come back because you obviously know nothing about hip hop.

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  10. Drew

    I bet birdman paid common to go tout and say this.

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    Drew Reply:

    @Drew, out*

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  11. nicegirl

    So glad the beef is over. I like both rappers and I think they should just respect each other.

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  12. just sayin

    so what was his reasons for dissing him or calling out “sweet” rappers who sing in the first place?
    so does common now like artist who sing on the track?
    dude must be going through some mid-life crisis or maybe he is just bored because im still confused as to what got him so buck to begin with

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    nigga Reply:

    @just sayin, cuz ge wanted artention and to sell his record thats the purpose of every beef/feud

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  13. flop101

    His album flopped so he decided to say sorry. It was all a publicity stunt. I till Drake and G.O.O.D Music though.

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  14. Winston Churchill

    Stupid beef

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  15. Thaniah

    Tht dude comn is as sweet as fcuk,.i was up 4 him and i jst saw him lick his spit.,look anothr way of beefn is 2 jst shut up and let them ether thyselfs

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  16. DrakeTakeCare

    drake had the hotter verse, but “didn’t reply” cuz he’s doing what he said “diss me…”

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  17. common is stupid

    Fact is , common is only saying this because people have realised hes just hating on drake for no real reason apart from , common is trying to clean up his washed up rap carrer , i mean that song sweet is rubish , and is only good to those who want to read into the song because its about to cause beef, drake on stay schemin proved hes lyrical genius then common feels intimidated and has to fire shots out of spite, fair dos drake sings and apparently HES SWEET but this guy is making awesome music , and common aint doing nothing and hasnt been nothing for how long now , and all the peeps who are on his side have never even heard of his music befor and are taking sides because they wanna see beef. drake will come out about this but will do it without hate and taking shots out of spite just like he did on stay schemin , which common felt intimidated by..

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  18. Fan Of A Fan

    -_______________________-

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  19. theLeak

    “It’s nothing like, ‘Oh man, it’s so personal.’ It’s just the art of rhyming, man. The art of rhyming!”

    “No, man to man, don’t hide behind them other niggas. This man to man, you can’t run behind them man. This is some real man shit right here, huh?”

    Okay Common, you’re right, it’s not personal at all.

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  21. bknyhustle

    word..

    Serena put them 2 niccas on a 3 way call, and told them niggas aint neither one of them gettin no coochie, if they dont stop bickering…

    Common took that shit to heart and flipflopped…

    Serena Williams >>>>>>>>>>>>>

    tried to TELL niccas

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  22. JamRock Fi Life Bitch

    Dakes good but common will eat him alive and commons verse WAS wayyyy hotter than drakes. just sayin dnt hate my opinion. JamRock Fi Life

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  23. Audrey Hepburn

    Common just realized that Drake was too wack of an artist to have a “beef” with. Common deserves better competition, or at least a real MC. :)

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    Shade Reply:

    @Audrey Hepburn, yet he is losing to drake though

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  24. Yeezy & Hov

    drake he’s the joke of Rap. G.O.O.D we the best #obvious

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  25. pothead

    I lost major respect for common smh

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  28. MmmHmm

    HMMMM…

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  29. ivan

    drakes the best

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