It’s been an eventful week for hip hop and if you’ve had access to Internet, and don’t live in a cage you know about it, at least parts of it. But if you don’t,k no sweat; we are here to break it down for you. Drake and Meek Mill have been having a field day, or rather their fans have because you know how these things go. A fight between two hip hop heads is usually a fight between their supporters and by all means, deep feelings are caught.
So, what’s this beef all about?
How It Began
The feud was ignited by Meek who took called out Drake in a series of tweets, claiming that Drake doesn’t write his own raps and he thus should not be compared to him.
Stop comparing drake to me too…. He don’t write his own raps! That’s why he ain’t tweet my album because we found out!
— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) July 22, 2015
The whole game know forreal they scared to tell the truth! I can’t wait tok these guys and sit back and act like they don’t know! — Meek Mill (@MeekMill) July 22, 2015
When he says Drake didn’t tweet his album, he is referring to Dreams Worth More Than Money, where Drizzy guests on the song “R.I.C.O.”. The album did not do well on sales and it seems Meek was justifying the low sales.
Meek went on to back his claims by identifying Atlanta based rapper Quentin Miller as Drizzy’s ghostwriter and this checks out when one checks the credits for the If You’re Reading This You’re Too Late album. Quentin is featured as a co-writer for various songs.
The claims were supported by Hot 97 host, Funkmaster Flexx who got a hold of a reference track Miller allegedly recorded for Drake’s hit “10 Bands,” and leaked it on his show on Wednesday night. Drake’s producer and partner in his OVO label, Noah “40” Shebib, came to his defense with a series of tweets and Quentin himself denied these claims
Drake Gets Back
Drizzy kept his cool while all these rumors flew about, content with throwing sly shades at Meek on Instagram. Then, on Saturday during his Beats Radio 1 show, he dropped a mellow diss track called “Charged Up.”
“Done doing favors for people/ ‘Cause it ain’t like I need the money I make off a feature/ I see you n***** having trouble going gold/ Turning into some so-and-sos that no one knows.”
He alludes to having done Meek a favor by featuring on his album seeing as the sales were so low.
And for good measure, he throws Nicki into the picture to show he is not jealous
“No woman ever had me starstruck/ Or was able to tell me to get my bars up.”
Of course, he had to add that part because he has over the past publicly sweated Nicki with the most recent example being his verse on ‘Only’.
Meek took to twitter to trash the diss track
Baby lotion soft…… — Meek Mill (@MeekMill) July 26, 2015
I can tell he wrote that 1 tho……
— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) July 26, 2015
When you think about, there’s no real argument here; the point is fuzzy. Co writing does not really matter and when it comes to success, Drizzy’s way above Meek but as it is, it depends from what perspective you look at it.
Now you’re in the know and if you though this beef was a Tupac-Biggie understudy, sorry to disappoint you. It is all much ado over nothing.