In this day and age of brawling R&B singers and twitter beef, it’s nice to see a lyricist actually taking it to the mic again. Although there certainly wasn’t a shortage of twitter beef involved in this case either.
“They say hard work pays off/Well tell the Based God don’t quit his day job”
You might remember that line from ‘Survival Tactics,’ a standout track from Joey’s excellent debut 1999, and it’s something Lil B took offense with, as evidenced by the diss track he suddenly launched against Joey titled ‘I’m The Bada$$.’
Because this is 2013, the two went back and forth on Twitter for a while, in front of a lot of digital bystanders…
@joeybadass_ JOEY YOU NEED TO THANK ME FOR HELPING YOU TREND AROUND THE WORLD – Lil B
— Lil B From The Pack (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) January 29, 2013
Prompting Joey to retaliate with a track of his own, despite stating it wasn’t worth the hassle earlier.
Which basically ethered Lil B to such a degree that he did a 180 turn and became a fan. Game. set, match. Quickest battle ever?
my son @joeybadass_ hard thoo i see ya REAL HIP HOP – Lil B
— Lil B From The Pack (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) January 30, 2013
done with the topic tho.. thanks for the promo
— oG $wank. (@joeyBADASS_) January 30, 2013