Drake serves Meek Mills “Back to Back”

And the feud continues. Drake hit Meek Mill with yet another diss track following “Charged Up” (which Mill called “baby lotion soft”) titled “Back to Back Freestyle.”

The feud stems from Mill’s accusations that Drake hired Atlanta rapper Quentin Miller as a ghostwriter for his guest verse on Meek Mill’s track “R.I.C.O.” off his new album Dreams Worth More Than Money. However, Miller, who has collaborated with Drake in the past, as well as Drake’s producer Noah “40” Shebib, both deny Mill’s claims.

In “Back to Back Freestyle,” the Toronto rapper certainly doesn’t hold back.

Stand out moments include Drake’s calling out Mill’s decision to start something though social media rapping that Mills “trigger fingers” had turned to “Twitter fingers.” On July 21st, Mill tweeted “@MeekMill: Stop comparing drake to me too…. He don’t write his own raps! That’s why he ain’t tweet my album because we found out!” and “@MeekMill: He ain’t even write that verse on my album and if I woulda knew I woulda took it off my album….. I don’t trick my fans! Lol”

Perhaps one of the cruelest barbs in the rap, and definitely most memorable, features Drake emasculating Mill for serving as the opening act for girlfriend Nicki Minaj’s Pinkprint Tour.

“You love her then you gotta give the world to her / Is that a world tour or your girls 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”

Drake then goes on to warn Young Money cohort Minaj–to “hit him with a pre-nup.”

“Back to Back Freestyle” also acknowledges that Drake will probably regret the attention he gave the feud in the future, but then goes on to say “I’m not sure what it was that made y’all mad / But I guess this is what I gotta do to make y’all rap.”

And Mill finally did. Dropping “Wanna Know” in the late evening of July 30th, Meek continues to drop more ghostwriting jokes, making his message pretty straightforward: he thinks Drake is getting famous off of other people’s work.

“I just wanna know, I just wanna know / Was it Quentin Miller? Was it Hush or was it Detail where you really got your flow”

And while the anticipated diss track definitely created a social media frenzy Thursday night, the general consensus was in Drakes favor. The punch lines aren’t memorable, the flow indecipherable at times, and the beat is all over the place. Politicians, athletes, musicians and fans alike took to social media to criticize “Wanna Know,” with fast-food chain Whataburger tweeting “Meek Mill take it from us – if you gonna serve beef serve it high quality.”

Drake’s response? A photo of him laughing at something on his phone that was posted on Instagram.

Komichel Johnson

Is Drake the Voice of Generation Y?

Drake (26) can’t pretend that he doesn’t know, everything he makes will be the new lingo for today’s up and coming generation. Hence – (YOLO). Aubrey Graham has a talent for writing lyrics that end up in the most parallel of places. For example, Twitter hashtags, Taco bell Sauce etc. “It’s hard enough to make a hit song without wondering whether it’ll end up on the front of a hot sauce packet. But Drake can’t pretend he doesn’t know that’s a possibility.”

Popularizing the millennial go to lingo and Oxford English Dictionary word of the year candidate YOLO (You Only Live Once) on the song “The Motto” two years ago. Drake has literally gone from being a possible new generation of rapper to a poet, speaking on behalf of a new generation of adults.

Drake’s ability to affect today’s culture is in no way doubted. He’s sold over 4.5 million albums since his debut album “Thank Me Later” in 2010.  According to Nielsen SoundScan and Billboard Drake has a lead for featured artist in the top 10 of the Hot 100 a dozen times. With 10 No. 1s to his name, he’s topped Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart more than any artist in history, beating legendary artist such as Jay-Z.

Drake is a smart man, and we can’t take that away from him. He’s a part of a generation whose taste is basically controlled by the internet. In other words, it’s not just about experiencing development in music through peers, radio, and surroundings. Instead, he also explores the history through impulse decisions, customized strategy and personal branding.

Here’s a look at some of Drake’s most popular tracks thus far:

1. Hold On, We’re going Home (Nothing Was the Same)


2. Best I Ever Had (So Far Gone)


3. Take Care (Take Care)


4. The Motto (Take Care)