10 of Drake’s Best Diss Songs
When hip-hop fans look back at the best diss records of all-time, Drake‘s “Back to Back” will be one of the tracks that will get a mention. The bars, the beat, the cover art, the fact that it was actually released a few days after Drake’s first diss record aimed at Meek Mill; “Back to Back” was a major moment in hip-hop.
To the surprise of many fans, Drizzy announced at a New Year’s Eve party in Las Vegas last weekend that he has decided to stop performing “Back to Back.”
“If people do the most left field, fucked up shit to try and tear you down, you still gotta win no matter what,” he says in the clip. “That’s the whole key about this shit. So I’ma do this song, and this is the last time I’m ever going to do this song…Winning by any means.”
In 2016, Drake was one of the most combative MCs, continuing his beef with Meek and also sending shots at Joe Budden, Pusha T, Kid Cudi and Tory Lanez. Remember when he rapped, “Diss me, you’ll never hear a reply for it” on “Successful” off his breakout mixtape, 2009’s So Far Gone? Well, that’s been proven to be a lie over the course of Drake’s career. Starting from his Room for Improvement mixtape days to the new singles off of his upcoming More Life project, the boy up north has never been one to bite his tongue.
Drake has actually addressed numerous conflicts on wax, explicitly and subliminally. From Jay Z to Tyga, here are Drake’s best diss records. The 6 God is always watching.
“Back to Back”
Target: Meek Mill
“Goodnight & Goodluck”
Target: Jay Z, Kanye West and Chance The Rapper
“6 PM in New York”
Target: Joe Budden
“4 PM in Calabasas”
Target: Puff Daddy, Joe Budden and Meek Mill
“5 AM in Toronto”
Target: The Weeknd