Drake continued his 35th birthday celebration with a URL battle rap event titled Til Death Do Us Part on Saturday (October 30). Hosted in Long Beach, California, the event saw some of the best battle rappers such as Loaded Lux, Geechi Gotti, Tay Roc, Tsu Surf, Calicoe and more take each other on in highly-anticipated matchups.
The 6 God not only wanted to be a spectator, but he also took care of hosting duties from the iconic Smack for a brief period. But not everyone was happy with Drake being the center of attention, though. Legendary battle rapper Murda Mook went on Instagram Live following the battle rap event to vent his frustrations.
“Y’all n-ggas aren’t going to make money like that, y’all bugging, stop it,” he said in his rant. “This is supposed to be for us, our culture, we lit. Y’all n-ggas running in here talking about, ‘Smack let Drizzy be him today.’ N-gga come to one shit. ‘Yo you can be me.’ What? We just giving our shit up like that? Oh man, shit getting crazy out here.”
— All Things Battles 🖊🔥 (@AllThingsBRC) October 31, 2021
Murda Mook’s comments may come as a surprise, especially when he shared a few laughs with Drake backstage at the URL NOME XI battle rap event in June. Drizzy was supposed to battle Mook way back in 2015, but the showdown never happened after the Certified Lover Boy became one of the biggest stars on the planet.
Drake has always been a fan of the underground battle rap scene and has made it known how much he appreciates the culture on several occasions. Even though people desperately want him to step in the ring, Drake instead chooses to contribute to the culture behind the scenes.
In February 2020, Drake signed a multi-year partnership deal with Caffeine to help bring the Ultimate Rap League to audiences worldwide. Caffeine has already co-produced and live-streamed rap battles such as Drake’s Til Death Do Us Part in partnership with URL, the world’s largest battle rap platform.
“I’ve always loved URL and admired what Smack and his team have been able to create,” Drake said in a statement. “It just wasn’t easily accessible. It’s exciting to be in a position where I’m able to bring Caffeine to the table and help provide URL with the tools they need to elevate the viewing experience and make it more accessible to fans.”
Watch footage from Drake’s URL battle rap event below.