Breaking Down The Beef: How Drake Bodied Meek Mill With His Latest Track
At 4 am this morning, Drake sent rap fans the “good morning” text we’ve all been waiting for.
It came in the form of “Back to Back,” the second diss track he’s dropped at Philly spitter, Meek Mill, in just four days.
Meek’s accusations that Drake employed a ghostwriter were met with Drizzy’s first response, “Charged Up,” which, to be honest, was quite the opposite.
The Toronto rapper was just taking light jabs in an unaffected tone.
Save for a few lines about Meek being starstruck and a worse rapper than his girlfriend, Nicki Minaj, it was pretty “eh.”
Meek himself even tweeted it was “baby lotion soft,” and he was reportedly going to drop a response on New York’s Hot 97 Monday night.
"Baby lotion soft......" — Meek Mill (@MeekMill) July 26, 2015
When that didn't happen, fans were left scratching their heads.
Skip to last night’s "Pinkprint" tour stop in Toronto, where Meek was late to his set.
The rumor is Drake has the power to keep people out of Canada. It may seem silly, but Chris Brown had a similar problem while beefing with Drake earlier this year.
It could just be a coincidence, but damn does that make Drake look like the "6 God" for real!
Meek finally hit the stage in Drake’s hometown, and he didn't acknowledge the beef at all.
He made it off stage alive, but clearly, the audience was abuzz.
Drake then recorded and dropped “Back to Back” just hours later, and he gave the kids what they’ve been wanting since this Twitter nonsense began: real bars!
To be frank, “Charged Up” ain’t sh*t compared to “Back to Back.”
He took shots at Meek opening up for Minaj on her tour:
"You love her, then you gotta give the world to her Is that a world tour or your girl's tour? I know that you gotta be a thug for her This ain't what she meant when she told you to ‘open up’ more"
He also dissed Meek for being a “street rapper” who gets emotional on Twitter, all while he's being killed by a spitter who many people in hip-hop refer to as “soft”:
"Yeah, trigger fingers turn to Twitter fingers You getting bodied by a singing n*gga I'm not the type of n*gga that'll type to n*ggas"
Drizzy even sends love to his friend and label mate, Minaj, who he feels “wifed” Meek, and not the other way around:
"Shout out to all my boss bitches wife-ing n*ggas Make sure you hit him with the prenup Then tell that man to ease up"
Drake also sees Minaj leaving her current bae any day now:
"I don't wanna hear about this ever again Not even when she tell 'em that they better as friends"
Now, is this track on par with classic diss records like KRS-One’s “The Bridge is Over,” 2Pac’s “Hit ‘Em Up” or Nas’ “Ether?” Probably not.
For Millennial hip-hop fans, however, it may just be one of those iconic moments in rap beef history.
Head on over to Twitter and see Meek Mill get dragged (hilariously) through the f*cking mud over this. Yes, Drake has some nerve to drop two disses in less than a week, but the real question is, where the hell is Meek?
Meek has been mum about this whole thing since he started it a week ago. Except for more tweets, the former battle rapper hasn’t spit one bar in Drizzy’s direction.
Today, that needs to change.
Things should absolutely never get physically violent, but hip-hop is a competitive game. So if you choose to bust shots, you can’t just disappear when the bullets come flying back.
I absolutely believe Meek is skilled enough to make this a great battle, and to possibly one-up Drake, but he has to take that first step.
Otherwise, he may just go down as the former felon who got bodied by the kid from "Degrassi."
As Drake said:
"I did another one, I did another one You still ain't did sh*t about the other one"
Your move, Meek.