- DrakeBirthday3Five Rappers Not Worth Drake's Subliminal Jabs"Diss me, you'll never hear a reply for it," Drake raps on <em>So Far Gone</em>'s "Successful." The Toronto rapper kept his word until recently. Last week, Rick Ross released his latest mixtape, <em><a href="http://www.xxlmag.com/reviews/2012/01/rick-ross-rich-forever/">Rich Forever</a></em>, featuring "<a href="http://www.xxlmag.com/bangers/2012/01/rick-ross-ft-drake-french-montana-stay-schemin/">Stay Schemin</a>"—a song on which the Young Money star subliminally jabs back at Common. Com had previously taken shots at Drake on "Sweet" and confirmed that <a href="http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2011/12/common-admits-his-sweet-track-might-be-directed-at-drake/">Drizzy was the song's target</a> on Sway's Sirius Satellite morning show. Com isn't the first one to bait Drake, but he's surely the first one to do it successfully. Heartbreak Drake has been sort of a punching bag since the release So Far Gone, but he's consistently addressed jabs via Twitter and interviews, never on record. XXLMag.com takes a look at five rappers who called Drake out unsuccessfully.—<em>XXL Staff</em>
Hip-hop was quite eventful this week as Diddy launched his highly anticipated Revolt network, Drake celebrated his 27th birthday, and DJ Khaled dropped his seventh studio album Suffering From Success. As always even though rap’s soldiers were hard at work, they did it in effortless style. Whether flashy from head to toe, cruising around in luxurious whips, or attending million dollar meetings; balling was at no shortage in hip-hop this week.
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