Chuck “Jigsaw” Creekmur Tells Rapper Drake to Fight Back!

| January 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

Drake vs. Common

Clearly Chicago’s finest rapper Common has won the first round of the Common vs. Drake lyrical battle but Allhiphop.com’s head honcho has some very wise words for the YMCMB rapper from Canada. Chuck Creekmur who is the co-founder of the longest running hip hop site online to date has decided to chime in on this rap beef and has offered some of his infinite words of wisdom to rapper Drake.

1. RESPOND TO COMMON’S DISS

Right now, Common – quite frankly – is beasting Drake. His immediate response to “Stay Schemin’” dropped the hammer in a major way. Clearly, Common went fishing for a beef in his subliminal song, “Sweet,” and Drizzy took the bait when he lightly called Com out. (Click here to listen to both verses.) If you are going to respond to being called out, you better also be ready to go in.

 

2. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO IGNORE COMMON
Just because Common is beasting Drake doesn’t mean that Drake is losing. To the contrary, we’ve seen many instances where a rapper was aggressively pursuing another one, and at the end, the aggressor lost. Drake reveres Jay-Z, but Nas certainly gave it to Jay on “Ether.”

But, another oft forgotten moment came just prior to the release of Common’s “The Bitch In Yoo.” At that time, which was 1996, The Westside Slaughterhouse (Ice Cube, Mack 10 and WC) was pummeling Common for his song, “I Used To Love H.E.R.” What happened next solidified a moment in history. Common released “The Bitch In You,” and scorched Ice Cube and company. At that time, Common was seen as a softer rapper, but they soon realized, and Minister Farrakhan was called in. End of story.

3. DON’T USE THE “WE DON’T REPLY TO LESSER PEOPLE” WITH COMMON

Obviously, I don’t know what going on in Drake’s mind. He may not care. He may be saying, “Oh, s**t! What the hell are we gonna do now?” After seeing the tweets one Drake affiliate suggested that they were above Common. He retweeted somebody that said, “Never respond to a less successful n*gga,” but then also quoted Jay-Z on “Light Up.” Remember, Jay recently denounced “silly rap feuds,” but in the past, he’s beefed with everybody from Meeno to Ma$e. He earned his stripes. Common is not a “less successful n*gga” by any stretch of the imagination – even the most uneducated fool can see that. Don’t regard Common as anything but a peer.

4. PLAY CHESS

Now, if going head up with a straight-out diss against Common isn’t the route for the Canadian rapper, then perhaps he can take some tips from Rick Ross. Remember, 50 Cent was the antagonist in the most major way against Rozay. But, Ross played a masterful game of chess with 50, and when the smoke cleared, he was victorious. He used an unseen method of aggressive and passive moves. Perhaps Drake can do the same.

5. PLAY THE GAME, THEN MAKE UP

Honestly, I still don’t know what happened between Drake and Common, so the fifth maxim is a hard one to decide. Nothing short of an “Ether” moment is going to disable Common lyrically. But, Drake could deliver his best diss, and then peace the beef, effectively getting the last word. Not likely, but possible. Remember when 50 and The Game were beefing? They presented a big check for charity to end their beef – even if it was clear at the time that neither one of them wanted to be there.

This is really great advice and Drake should take heed at it as no one will really take him seriously if he opts to ignore this lyrical slaughter administered by Common. Even his label mate Nicki Minaj went toe to toe with the Queen B Lil Kim so Drake what the heck are you waiting for?

To read more of what Chuck had to say, go here.

Source: Allhiphop.com

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