On Thursday (June 30), the Slaughterhouse rapper released “Making a Murderer (Part 1),” by taking aim at the rappers and a few others who have fallen in between the cracks of the very tangled beef. Speaking with Pitchfork, Budden says the song is all about fueling the fire to what he calls an “uninspired Drizzy”. “I come from a hip-hop where if you didn’t have something to say, then, n****a, what the f**k were you rapping for,” he said. “I’m tired of rappers addressing things in every other manner in passion but rap.”
In the beginning of the six-minute-rap, Budden throws a shot a Meek Mill before playing a snippet from a 2009 episode of his web series “Joe Budden TV,” where Drake praised him and made it clear he wasn’t into rap beefs. “Tender a** Teddy come around, he gon’ get pinned to grass, I come around with every inch of the mag,” he spits. “I’m a wordsmith forreal, you thought Quentin was bad, You made me proud, lad, but it seems my child mad.”
He also refers to his past beef with Jay Z, hinting at the possibility Drake wouldn’t respond due to his major rap-star status. Budden tells Pitchfork he wants everyone to feel something for the future of rap with “Making a Murderer.” “I just want this to be a moment in hip-hop because it is,” he said. “Me, as an MC, I’m my own worse critic. I’ve listened to that song [“Making a Murderer (Part 1)”] a million times and it’s chilling. It’s chilling when you just understand it. It’s a clear message, line in the sand, to all MCs. I’m not playing no more.”
Listeners took to Twitter to express their feelings, which are a blend of confusion, excitement and more confusion.
Every time I see Joe Budden name this all I think about pic.twitter.com/HZ1VRCPjZH
— stegan the mallion (@thisiskashmir) June 30, 2016
????????RT @pjhoody: Joe Budden low key pulled the rap game version of pretending you got hit by a car so you can sue
— LueMcClain (@LueMcclain) June 30, 2016
This diss track is only a thing on Twitter. Niggas will be tipsy dancing to one dance and controlla all weekend everywhere
— Young Realness (@Tha_Kota) June 30, 2016
All these years later and Joey still feels some type of way towards Hov, lol
— Skoob ???? (@TheKidSkoob) June 30, 2016
Joe Budden diss a snoozer let me turn on pump it up and do it for lil Saint
— Indianimal (@NewNameTBA) June 30, 2016
Check out the track below.