Year: 2012

The “hashtag” flow in hip-hop is all the rage these days, a style of rapping that's usually credited to Big Sean. Sean says that specific style of rhyming came to fruition on his song “Supa Dupa,” where he dropped lines like “Used to be bottom/Scuba” and “'Till I am the kind of my castle/Koopa.” In one interview Big Sean's buddy Drake admitted that his flow on the song “Forever” was borrowed from the G.O.O.D. Music signee. In that same interview, Drake began complaining about other rappers using the “hashtag” flow incorrectly, referencing a line Ludacris spits in “My Chick Bad” where he says “Like a parade/Macy's.” Luda shot back on his song “Bada Boom,” saying “Counterfeit rappers say I'm stealing their flows/But I can't steal what you never made up bitch.” And while it's true that Rakim was dropping hashtag raps way before Twitter was even invented, Luda came off looking like a cranky old man on this track.