Re: Drake Beef — Chris Brown, Please Try Harder
From creative note ideas to unorthodox approaches for bottle-handling, the Chris Brown-Drake beef has given us so much. What it hasn’t given us, though, is any music. Since the incident popped off at NYC’s Club W.I.P. a few weeks back, neither Drake nor Chris had entered the vocal booth to articulate the struggle, anger, and pain certainly bubbling just underneath their respective surfaces
until this weekend, when Breezy finally shifted the tension into his recorded output.
Rapping alongside The Game over Kanye’s remix of Chief Keef’s “I Don’t Like,” Brown has a few choice words for his enemy. Just listen to some of these scathing lines! “One-on-one, what you scared, bruh? / Matter fact, take care, bruh.” Ah, very clever, the way he used the name of Drake’s last album, Take Care, to well, you know, to make a sentence. We also have: “Them eyebrows, man, them shits is yikes / OVO, you overdosed, screamin’ YOLO no, I live twice.” Gah. Eyebrow-focused personal attacks. An interesting route. Anything else? “They throwin’ bottles / I’m throwin’ models.” What? Why are you throwing the models? Shouldn’t you, instead, be doing what it is people do with models with the models?
OK, look, Chris, seriously — thanks for trying. Call me an old-fashioned girl, but I’m of the opinion a worthwhile beef should churn out some music before it dies off, and you taking the first shot at doing so is a commendable move. The thing is, this is terrible. It’s not good. But I know you’re not primarily a rapper — maybe you could pay a rapper to write your anti-Drake material for you? Because as it currently stands, Drake won’t feel pressure to respond to this, and we’ll never have a proper, full-fledged back-and-forth to keep track of.
You can check out the Chris Brown track below, and then you can continue, unperturbed, with the rest of your life: