Ludacris Gets At Drake & Big Sean (November 15, 2011)


One of the most recognizable characteristics of Big Sean's rapping style is his use of one-word punchlines, also known as the "hashtag flow." Both Sean and Drake have consistently used the hashtag flow, which may have made them feel like he had the authority to speak out about other rappers misusing the flow.

It seems that Ludacris took offense to Drake's criticism that Luda wasn't using the style properly. He also appears to have been irked by Big Sean's claim that anyone can own a particular style. So the ATL vet took time out to give the young rappers a history lesson.

On his song “Badaboom,” Luda raps that “Nothing's been new since Big Daddy Kane/Flows will get recycled, passed down to different names.” The song features other jabs at Big Sean and Drake, with the underlying message being that no rapper owns the style that they use, whether they popularize it or not. We've got to side with Luda on this one. #Truth.