Ludacris Aims “Bada Boom” Track at Drake & Big Sean

Some people call it the “hashtag” rap flow or the “pause, stop” rap flow or the “supa dupa” flow. Whatever the name, there’s still controversy about who created it and Ludacris has some scathing words for Drake and Big Sean on his new track “Bada Boom,” on which he targets innuendo that he bit that style from them.

Although Luda doesn’t mention names, it is quite obvious he is addressing Drake and Big Sean.

“I’m the truth in this booth and you niggas all hoes,” Luda raps on “Bada Boom.” “Counterfeit rappers say I’m stealing their flows, but I can’t steal what you never made up biiitch/ Y’all some duplicate rap cloning niggas/I manufacture you hoes put on your makeup biiitch…”

Later Cris continues: “May not like the way I used it, but you know you ain’t invent it, boy/Do your research before you make a claim so bogus that’s disrespecting pioneers in the game.”

When asked about the song this morning on Shade 45’s “Sway In The Morning” radio program, Luda didn’t reveal who he was going at on the song, but did want all the listeners to know he was only defending himself. “I don’t start these things, I finish them,” Cris told Sway.

Luda also addresses the controversy on “History Lesson,” another joint off his 1.21 Gigawatts: Back To the First Time mixtape. On the track, Cris plays snippets of songs from throughout the years, where MCs such as Notorious B.I.G., Method Man, Cam’ron and Q-tip used the infamous “pause, stop” flow.

Perhaps the drama boiled over, when Drake, who has taken the flow to new heights on songs such as “Forever,” credited Big Sean for fathering the style. At separate points last year and this year, both MCs accused Ludacris of taking from them on his song “My Chick Bad.”

“I don’t want to sound cocky, but the best way it’s been used was on ‘Forever,’” Drizzy told in 2010. “Those lines just all individually make so much sense. They’re all punchlines. Then a bunch of rappers started doing it and using the most terrible references in the world. I don t want to offend somebody. I hate that rappers picked that flow up. I wish they had left that for people that know how to use it. [They go like] ‘It’s a parade! Macy’s!’”

Luda does rap, “Coming down the street like a parade…Macy’s,” on “My Chick Bad.”

Meanwhile in March, while on MTV’s Rap Fix, Sean talked about Cris as well.

“Drake really made it more popular, but Drake gave me the credit and was like ‘I really got that from Big Sean,’” Sean said. “I think some artists just did it so wack, man. Every time I say names I get in trouble and it’s like I’m dissing, but some people used it wack. If [Drake] said Ludacris used it wack, hey.”

Sean also said he wasn’t throwing daggers at ATL’s Mouth of the South.

“Don’t get it wrong I’m not trying to diss Ludacris or nothing,” Big Sean continued. “He’s a great MC. But even though that style got so overused, there was a lot of people who did it great and there was a lot of people who didn’t do it so great. People always ask me, ‘Was you mad that people took that style from you? I’m like, ‘Nah, that went and shows me how far I can go as an artist.’ I feel like I changed hip-hop. I haven’t even dropped an album yet. So that goes to show me how powerful my mind is.”–Shaheem Reid

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  • Azhar

    Not the biggest Luda fan, but I know he would destroy these 2 clowns (Drake & Big Sean). Luda has used many styles over the years and he has killed them all….

  • brian

    this would be to easy,luda is a legend one of the best to ever do it

  • Tuff

    Luda is a legend, drake & Big sean aint shit compared to him

  • Mario

    Wow luda is the biggest bitch in hip hop every fucking song is the same shit at least drake and sean can tell stories not just make a stupid fucking club song!

    • Mack

      You must be under 19…. Yeah i see the water dripping off your ears. Clown.

    • Jared

      mario have you never heard run away love??? Yeah Luda can tell stories and deep stories at that.

    • LanceGoodthrust

      Wait, Luda’s a bitch? You’re aware that DRAKE panders to females with his music and I’m pretty sure he has vagina envy.

    • CF

      I am sure u never heard Runaway Love, Do the right thing, I do it for hip hop and other hits. You just heard 2 Luda songs and now u’re posting craps like “at least they tell stories” hahahahahahaha damn, that’s retarded. U gotta do ur research too

  • Brand-New

    They’re arguing about something that has been in hip-hop longer than all of them. Sean Price and Kool G Rap have all used it before all of them just to name a few.

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  • lmao

    i blow it up__baloons! that shit was embarrassing… luda doesnt know how to use it… its supposed to have a double meaning ie: “see me livin off mics___quincy” (drake– talking about making a living rapping on micraphones and quincy jones making his money off of micheal jackson)

    can u stans really not see a difference?? lmao!

    • $yk

      It’s supposed to have double meaning according to who? A simple word can have double meaning or a different meaning according to the consumer…study more

      this goes back to the issue where IF YOU LIL CATS DID YOUR HISTORY, you would see you ain’t doing nothing new under the sun…

    • pointgodkg

      u sound stupid with ur argument doesnt i blow it up ballon have 2 meanings as well might not be the best but c’mon

    • emat

      I don’t think the issue was who used it better but where it originated. That is why Luda went on to showcase the various ways it has been used through the ages and speak on how styles are constantly recycled. With evolution comes improvement….Drake may have improved it…but neither he nor Sean invented it!

  • YoungBlood530

    If you’re not team luda it’s safe to say you a fuck boy. Luda would kill these two bitch ass niggas. It’s pretty cut and dry. I really don’t see the argument. Whether luda jack the flow or not…WHAT THE FUCK IS DRAKE OR SEAN GONNA FUCKIN DO ABOUT!…fucking pussies.

  • Jas

    Fuck Luda man i aint got respect for him since i heard he he worried about getting money for a verse from ODB after he passed…..Ludas a dick and he’s falling off hard his old shit it still amazing but he hasn’t done anything relevant in years!

    • Shawty J

      Luda wasn’t trying to get money from ODB, he was trying to get money from Damon Dash. Dash asked Luda to add a verse to an old ODB record, but Luda asked to be paid for it. Last time I checked rappers were supposed to be paid for guest appearances.

  • Jholla

    This “supa dupa” flow or whatever goes FAR back then LUDACRIS, DRAKE OR BIG SEAN……imma luda and a big BIG sean fan but for ALL these niggas to say they created it is just wack! this whole beef is wack! cause we all know in the end, Ludacris is still gonna be relevant, drake sadly but truly is gonna be relevant and my nigga big sean is gonna be relevant so who gives a fuck who created it

  • Jason

    Dipset been using that flow forever and a year ago and as said above G rap.

  • bylaw99

    The only problem I see in this issue is these new niggas are getting too big for their even mention ludas name and they havent reached half the success he has is disrespectful. Respect ur elders and be more humble.

  • matty21

    good article… thanx 4 giving da info on what was actually happening N y …cuz i didnt know 1 thing about any of it; never heard da comments N claims, nothin… mayb kinda crazy now where it escalated 2 and where it even came from… luda said i aint having that shit tho

  • Doc Menace

    Who tha f*** drake and bs (my bad big sean) think they talking to. the only thing they ever invented was they stagename and they prolly aint even do that much. have a seat yunggins, same thang the streets show, kids aint got no repsect for elders and superiors. treat em like them boys on the block and put that hand down on em. plus if luda stole it how did both of yall invent it. sitting around cuddled up in bedroom. shameful…

  • Eat it Nigguz!!!

    these pair of fruitcake faggs better keep their asses in the closet….big drake, drake sean I honestly can’t tell the difference between them they both sound just as bitch to me…. they dont want it with cris!!!!!….”Say somethin else”…..

  • http://Webmail Carly

    I’m not a Luda fan,i like the other two clowns better,but wether the Luda song was crap(what drake and B.sean call)…i love it and it was a smash hit…soo Luda haters, STFU!!

  • Harry from da Burn

    Fuck Bigg Sean, but its impossible to compare Luda and Drake right now. Since Drake just got in the game and Luda’s been here forever. You can’t say LUda would kill Drake right now just cause of how Drake has been running the game since he basically came in it. Real niggas do real thangs

  • latray89

    I can’t believe some of yall are actually dick-ridin Luda…Drake…or Big Sean, like they are your cousin pr brother or some shit…FOH! with that nonsense…yall are missing the whole point of this lil beef, and let’s be real…Drake would hold his own against Luda anyday…chill with the ignorance

  • bobby

    Why are they beefing about a style that none of them started? I could give you a list a mile long of rappers who were doing it way back in the 90s when Drake was playing with his dreidel.

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  • allye

    for real..who the fuck is Big Sean ? I’m for real..who the fuck is big sean ?

  • James

    Why is Luda even talking about Drake? Drake is TRASH and everybody knows it. That supa dupa flow is weak and played out anyway. “You know i got money….bank!!” That’s how 4 year old girls rap. As for Big Sean. Who the F is Big Sean!? Is he Drake’s driver?

  • wu tang

    big sean abuses this flow, but its just how you say your words like there can only be soo many good sounding flows lol

  • babz

    d style aint 4 non of these 3 rappers. Wats d beef 4?