Drake and Joe Budden, two prominent figures in the music industry, have been engaged in a long-standing feud, with the origin seemingly rooted in Budden’s critique of Drake’s album, “For All The Dogs.” Here’s a snapshot of their contentious history:
May 2016: Joe Budden, on his podcast, refers to Drake’s “Views” album as “uninspired,” suggesting his producer, 40, was outshining him.
June 2016: Drake releases “4PM in Calabasas,” believed by Budden to contain disses against him. In response, Budden drops “Making A Murderer Pt. 1,” targeting Drake and others.
July 2016: At his Summer Sixteen Tour, Drake teases Budden by referencing his hit “Pump it Up.” The feud intensifies as fans get involved, with one notable incident of fans trailing Budden and Drake subsequently following one of them on Instagram.
August 2019: In a playful yet pointed move, Drake asks Budden to play his Drake diss tracks during a pool party.
April 2020: The duo appear to find common ground when Drake joins Budden on Instagram Live to discuss leaked songs and a possible interview. However, confirmation remains pending.
July 2022: The feud rekindles when Drake mocks “Pump It Up” on Instagram.
October 2023: Budden critiques Drake’s latest work, stating he’s tailoring his music for a younger audience, sparking a sharp response from Drake who calls out Budden’s career and success levels.
Throughout the years, Instagram has been the primary platform for their exchanges, showcasing not only the beef between them but also hinting at deeper issues, as seen when Drake referenced The Joe Budden Podcast’s co-host, Parks.
This ongoing saga has become emblematic of the rap industry’s competitive spirit. Fans and industry insiders remain divided on its eventual outcome: a reconciliation or a permanent spot in hip-hop’s annals of unresolved disputes. Whatever the future holds, the world will be watching.