First, let me say thank you to Aubrey and Meek Milly from Philly for bringing me out of a "creative depression”. I've been overwhelmed with trying to comprehend the death Sandra Bland, burning churches, deporting “foreigners” and everything else happening in AmeriKKK.
Back to Aubrey and Meek.
Throughout the history of Rap, rappers have been shamed, denounced and dismissed for reciting rhymes via ghostwriters. Meek Mill has called Drake out to be one of these rappers.
Here are the factuals. When Meek Mill’s recent album dropped, Drake did not “retweet” or promote his release, prompting Meek Mill to expose Drake, claiming he collaborates with ghostwriters. Shortly after, Funk Master Flex responded with the release of 10 Bands, off Drake’s recent album, If Your Reading This Its Too Late, as performed by Drake’s “alleged” ghostwriter Quentin Miller. This production sounds quite similar to the “original” (Drake) production we can all agree. (If you haven’t heard it just Google Quentin Miller “10 Bands”). Drake and Meek Mill’s fans have clapped back with mixed expressions attacking, defending and dismissing Meek’s allegations. Responses extended to the Canadian City Councilor, Norm Kelly banning Meek Mill from Toronto via tweet! (Though The Pink Print Tour will be in town tonight). It has been several days since Meek Mill “exposed” Drake and Drake responded, or didn’t respond via social media…
It gets deeper.
Last night, Drake released “Back to Back” directly but indirectly dissing Meek Mill, implying Meek Mill is touring simply on the strength of girlfriend Nicki Minaj, that Meek has been “wifed” by Nicki and questioning Meek Mill and his non-responsiveness to Drakes first diss “Charged Up”.
But is Meek upset with Drake because he doesn’t write his own lyrics or is there an underlying issue we don’t know about?
Remember, last year Meek was disgruntled and went off on lablemate Wale for not retweeting his album release. At the end of the day, Drake is so successful that “exposure” of this magnitude will probably mean nothing but that Drake has ghostwriters. This will deduct a fraction of whatever small amount of street credibility Aubrey has now, simple as that. Meek Mill is a street battle rapper from Philly, so I can empathize with his discontent for Drake…but all Drake wants to do is ride through the 6 with his woes.