Well, that escalated quickly didn't it?! Unless you've been hiding under a rock the past week and a bit, you will know that one of the biggest talking points has been the apparent beef between Toronto native Drake and Philly's Meek Mill. It all started when Millz called out the Canadian for having a ghost writer, accusing him of not writing the bars for his guest verse on "R.I.C.O", a track from the Philadelphia rapper's latest album Dreams Worth More Than Money. It was an accusation that was strenuously denied from long time friend and collaborator of Drizzy's, Noah 40 Shebib, and even when someone tried releasing a guide track for Drake's hit "10 Bands", penned by Quentin Miller (reportedly being paid $5,000 a month by OVO Sound), 40 told everyone to look at the writing credits on If You're Reading This… and they would see Miller's name credited.
It isn't uncommon knowledge that ghostwriters exist, half of the rappers putting up big numbers in the rap game right now have a team of writers behind them, but it's still something that is looked down upon from hardcore hip hop heads. In today's climate though, do fans really care about who's writing the music they listen to? Like Charlamagne Tha God stated on his radio show, music fans nowadays may not care who's cooking the food, only who's serving it. Drake, by this logic, did what he does best, and took to the booth to release three brand new tracks on his OVO Sound radio show on Beats One Radio, "Charged Up" which fired shots at Meek, "Hotline Bling" & "Right Hand" both brand new joints from the Toronto native, all of which sound like hits.
Things got messy at the start of this week when Funk Flex stated he had several 'guide' tracks that show Drizzy has ghostwriters, and then went on to say that he actually has Meek Mill's reply to Drakes diss, a track that has yet to surface, and bizarrely was followed by a video Meek put on his twitter page of his screaming and shouting for 15 seconds saying it was his reply. However, last night we were blessed with ANOTHER diss track from Drake, and this time the Grammy winning rapper goes straight for Meek's head, on the aptly titled "Back To Back". This track is filled with so many quotables that I would be here for hours trying to write them down and explaining them, however there are a couple that stand out to me. "Is that a world tour or your girls tour", "you getting bodied by a singing n*gga" and "you gonna make me buy bottles for Charlamagne" and "I waited 4 days where y'all n*ggas at?" amongst the lines that grabbed by attention, but lets be real, the WHOLE song is LIT. Don't take my word for it, stream "Back To Back" below and let us know what you think.
So what do y'all think of the latest diss record coming from Drizzy? Surely Meek HAS to reply properly now? What about the other tracks the 6IX God dropped over the weekend? Where do they rank? Peep the rest of these joints below and let us know what you think!