According to song credits on TIDAL, Kanye West is a co-writer and co-producer of Drake’s Kid Cudi diss “Two Birds, One Stone,” as Pigeons and Planes points out. West is listed alongside Drake and frequent collaborator Noah “40” Shebib as a co-composer and co-lyricist. West and Shebib are both listed as co-producers.
To recap: Drake took shots at Cudi on “Two Birds, One Stone” (“You were the man on the moon / Now you just go through your phases”), a low blow considering that Cudi is currently receiving inpatient treatment for depression. Drake refused to apologize, saying Cudi brought the diss on himself with an angsty Twitter rant complaining that rappers like West and Drake “don’t give a fuck about me.” Cudi shot back at Drake on Twitter: “Say it to [my] face, pussy.”
The discovery of West’s name in the song credits is confusing, because he’s on the record as being sympathetic to Cudi, his former protégé. It’s possible, of course, that West contributed writing and production to “Two Birds, One Stone” before Drake finalized the lyrics. In any case, the latest development is likely to reignite speculation about a potential Drake/Kanye collaboration album, which was heavily teased but so far has failed to materialize.
See a screenshot of the “Two Birds, One Stone” credits on TIDAL below. If you have access to TIDAL, see it for yourself by pulling up the song here, clicking on the three dots, and selecting “Track Info.”