Earlier this month, Quality Control, the Atlanta-based label that manages the likes of Migos
and Lil' Yachty
, released the 30-track mixtape Quality Control: Control the Streets Volume 1
to eager audiences. A veritable who's who of the biggest names in the hip-hop game, it includes features from Gucci Mane, Kodak Black
, Nicki Minaj
, Cardi B
and of course, the members of Migos, Quavo, Offset and Takeoff. Now today, Quavo, Lil Yachty and company have released a video for their track "Ice Tray".
If you haven't listened to it by now, "Ice Tray" is well, a pretty obvious diss track aimed at NJ-rapper and co-host of Complex's Everyday Struggle,
Joe Budden. If you're unfamiliar, the beef between the Migos crew and Budden dates back to the BET Awards ceremony earlier this year, when Budden stormed off during a joint interview with the Atlanta trio, and nearly came to punches with them.
Besides calling him out by name, the video for "Ice Tray" also features an actor impersonating Budden, who voices his apparent frustration with the Migos crew not sharing their success with old heads like him. Beyond that the video is pretty standard fare, with Quavo and Yachty hanging out between giants blocks of ice, flashing chains that cost more than any amount of money that I'll likely ever make in my life. It's all pretty normal until the end, when faux-Joe Budden makes another appearance, covered in frost and shivering, frozen out by Quavo, Yachty and company.
After the track was released, Budden went on a Tweet storm, aiming his sights at Quavo saying, "...I am your OG & you will respect me as such". Not to interject my opinion too much, but man that's a salty old-head response. Maybe Budden should focus on trying to make something matching the success of Control The Streets Volume 1