Earlier this week, the record "Who Do You Love" from YG featuring Drake surfaced online, with Game jumping on the unofficial remix soon afterward. Produced by DJ Mustard, the record is deeply rooted in a Bay Area sound that has become synonymous with Mustard's style, and each rapper does their part to pay homage to the West Coast. Apparently, Drake went a little too far with his lyrical tribute. Veteran San Francisco MC Rappin' 4-Tay has called out the Toronto native for copying his rhymes on the song.
Drake starts off his verse rapping:
I got a shorty name Texas and
She got a buddy name Young JB and now you know the deal
We turnt up in the studio late night
That's why the songs that you hear are comin' real tight
This follows 4-Tay's formula on his 1994 single "Playaz Club":
I got a ho named Reel-to-Reel
She got a buddy named SP 12, now you know the deal
We gets freaky in the studio late night
That's why the beats that you hear are coming real tight
Rappin' 4-Tay voiced his displeasure on Twitter, saying Drake used his lyrics without paying homage. 4-Tay also tweeted at Drake to direct message him about the situation.
@Drake DM— Rappin' 4-Tay (@rappin_4tay) January 2, 2014
Back in 2010, Drake pulled a similar move by reciting lyrics from dead prez's "Hip Hop" on "Over," the lead single off his debut album Thank Me Later. "One thing 'bout music: when it hits, you feel no pain/And I swear I got this shit that make these bitches go insane," he rapped. But no issue between Drake and dead prez arose after the song's release.