SOUND OFF: “Back to Back”

If you are not living under a rock then you have probably heard not one, but TWO Meek Mill diss tracks. I’ve been wanting to write about this stupid beef that’s going on and how much I can’t stand the relationship between Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill, but that’ll be in a future sound off.

This beef all began when Meek Mill went on Twitter, doing one of those stupid rants, which resulted in him calling Drake out saying he has a ghostwriter. In no way am I a Hip-Hop head, but there’s a lot of artists, excuse me rappers, that have ghostwriters. Moving on, Drake dropped his track, his super mellow track, ‘Charged Up.’ Now a lot of people were saying that it was eh ok. After being called out, the track was super clever. Drake is known for being chill and in terms of careers his is at the top while Meek is floating somewhere in the middle. Putting accolades aside, Drake does make great music. I see Meek a Hip-Hop yodeler. No shade, no shade (Nicki Minaj voice). He does have bars, but he’s nowhere near as mainstream as Drake or even his girlfriend, Nicki Minaj. That’s fine.

Back to “Charged Up.” With Drake being chill on the track and just talking shit, subliminal or direct, it shows just what he thought of Meek. It’s like dude you don’t even deserve my attention, but I’ll give you a lil something. Then today, July 29th, social media gets bombed with Drakes latest and direct diss,’Back to Back.’ Clearly Meek didn’t take ‘Charged Up’ seriously as he tweeted it was “baby soft lotion.” Yet he was in Toronto last night jumping around on stage like everything was fine. He sure as hell wasn’t worried about the studio and making a diss track of his own. He could’ve spit some bars then.

Now after ‘Charged Up’ dropped, Funk Flex had announced he had an exclusive from Meek, yet nothing came of that (more details here). Now Drake has dropped not one, but TWO diss tracks and Meek Mill has yet to respond with music. “Charged Up” was pretty boring, but it was meant to be a snooze fest track to count Drake out to set it up for the real heat. Meek’s still tweeting though. He should have responded after “Charged Up” because now if he doesn’t come with the heat, Drake automatically wins. People already have counted Meek out, but realistically he has something brewing. Just on his time. If he waits too long, it’ll be pointless. The beef has to stay fresh.

My favorite lines from “Back to Back:”

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. / Yeah, trigger fingers turn to Twitter fingers / Yeah, you gettin’ bodied by a singin’ nigga / I’m not the type of nigga that’ll type to niggas. / And shout to all my boss bitches wifin’ niggas! / Make sure you hit ’em with the prenup

The artwork for the track was genius. It was the 1993 World Series game where the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Philadelphia Phillies. Don’t worry, Meek hit Twitter and gave a response. It was pretty epic.

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Whatever the hell that’s supposed to mean. Time is ticking and he can’t just sit back and not do anything. That track warranted a response. Just because he’s on a world tour with Nicki and has a #1 album, big whoop, doesn’t mean he’s beneath a rap battle.

Honestly I could not agree more that this is some marketing tactic. Drake could very well be gearing up to release a new album especially since he’s heavily featured. Meek has his album, Dreams Worth More Than Moneyplus the tour with Nicki. They have that “R.I.C.O.” smash and the more they beef, the more it plays, the more they make. It’s all about money. The more they talk shit about each other, the more buzz thats around their names, the more paper they get. They could drag this out for months. I just hope Nicki stays in her lane and doesn’t get involved. Meek needs to respond whether he wants to or not at this point.

Listen to ‘Back to Back’ below:

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