5 Things Meek Mill Should Have Considered Before Beefing With Drake
Drake once again dismantled Meek Mill during his headlining OVO set, some actual strategizing could have gone a long way for Philly's own.
Meek Mill probably holds a Guinness World Record for the most amount of L’s taken within a one week period after Drake’s headlining OVO set last night. Not only did Drizzy perform diss/singles “Charged Up” and “Back To Back” as memes taking shots at the MMG artist adorned the large screen placed behind him, there were subtle jabs taken throughout the event. Wearing an old “Free Meek Mill” shirt during rehearsal felt subtle while having Will Smith attend had to be the most passive aggressive move seen in Hip Hop this decade. Also helps that Drake’s performance may be one of the most talked about all year based on its own merit alone. As social media and various outlets proclaim an obvious winner, here are things Milly should have thought twice about before taking on the 6 God.
Drake’s Status As A Pop Culture Icon
For a moment, let’s just forget Drake’s OVO Festival has become a holiday within itself in Toronto. Remember a few months back when Apple used Drake to introduce their revamped music and radio offerings? Then there’s the fact that almost each track from If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late managed to hit the Billboard charts following its surprise release in February. Throughout the years, Drake has evolved from Young Money’s star player to unstoppable Pop culture phenomena. Even his rabid fanbase did most of the talking to Meek before and after those damaging responses on social media. Hell, huge corporations and politicians added fuel to the fire as well. At this point in his career, the MMG artist hasn’t crossed over into mainstream. After this hard defeat, it looks like he never will.
Mainstream Honestly Can Care Less Who Writes What
Meek’s biggest gun were the ghostwriting allegations leveled against Drake that were backed with actual damaging evidence. For a majority of core Hip Hop heads, the various reference tracks from Quentin Miller removed him from the upper echelon of emcees within the culture. For the millions of everyone else, Drizzy stands as Pop’s most dynamic artist. The questionable rules within Hip Hop really don’t matter to the outside world. To them, who cares if Drake didn’t write “Hold On, We’re Going Home,” “10 Bands,” “0 To 100 / The CatchUp” or “Know Yourself?” Those singles are the soundtracks to many great moments. Therefore, the mechanics of how they were actually made matters none. The amount of hype around this alone proves that Hip Hop has officially entered a new level of popular acceptability which necessarily isn’t a bad thing.
Drake Played Chess While Meek Played Checkers
There’s a reason why Drake stayed quiet until using his own Beats 1 radio show OVO Sounds On Apple Music to premier “Charged Up.” Drake has taking more than a few pages from the book of Hov and we’re not talking Decoded. Sending bottles of champagne to Charlemagne The God moments after dropping “Back To Back” was equally clever and genius. Drake’s counter offense against Meek was rallying the people up su