Drake Responds To Joe Budden's Criticism Of His New Album ‘For All The Dog’
Their exchange unfolded this past Saturday, with Budden candidly sharing his thoughts on the album during the most recent episode of his podcast.
“[Drake is] rapping for the children,” Budden said. “I had to look up how old this n-gga was when I finished listening to the album … You gonna be 37 years old. Get the fuck away from some of these younger n-ggas, and stop fucking these 25-year-olds. … Why are you still fucking the 25-year-olds? You’re a 37-year-old billionaire.”
He drew a comparison between Drake's career trajectory and that of J. Cole, leaning favorably towards the latter. “Cole used to rap about kid shit … And then he started to grow up. And then the rapping sounded like an adult rapping. I want to hear adult Drake rapping for adult people. That’s my issue with him today.”
In response, Drake took to social media, delivering a detailed rebuttal, asserting that Budden had "faltered in the music industry."
Drake responds on IG to Joe Budden’s critique on ‘For All The Dogs’🐶🍿 pic.twitter.com/2M2Pu5Cuyf— Wost🐰 (@mosthiphop) October 7, 2023
Drake keeps addressing Joe Budden's podcast ‼️ pic.twitter.com/G0RxVF1aNr— WhatsOnRap (@whatsonrap) October 8, 2023
“You left [music] behind to do what you are doing in this clip because this is what actually pays your bills,” Drake asserted. “[Y]ou switched careers cause the things that pop into your brain had you broke living cheque to cheque and the raps you write had 450 men showing up to your shows in dusty Enyce jeans to screw up their face to Mood Muzik 29 and pretend you are the goat."
“[Please] to any artist that’s doing what they feel is right don’t let these opinions affect your mindset after the fact…this guy is the poster child of frustration and surrendering.”“If you need it put in simpler terms,” Drizzy concluded, “I own a 767…he owns a modest house in the 973 and flies first class on special occasions.”
Budden, having the last word (for now), left with this: “You’ll grow up sooner or later…. Father time is undefeated.” This engaging exchange highlights the passion and dedication these artists bring to their craft, reminding us that in the world of music, opinions are as diverse as the sounds themselves.