Category: MUSIC


Over a week after Meek Mill first called out Drake for allegedly having a ghostwriter, the Philly rapper has responded with his own diss record, “Wanna Know”. The track follows two records from Drake — “Charged Up” and “Back to Back Freestyle” — that put Meek’s back against the wall. Everyone expected a response from Meek Mill earlier this week on Hot 97 DJ Funkmaster Flex’s show that never transpired. Meek Mill and his team began dropping hints this afternoon that the track would finally be released tonight, and on Flex’s show no less. Now that Meek has responded, the biggest beef in hip hop is in full swing.

Drake will surely respond with his own record in the next few days, but Meek is in the game now, and this battle is just getting started. Is “Wanna Know” good enough to dig Meek Mill out of the 2-0 hole he’s up against? Can Meek Mill really win a battle against Drake? And more importantly, what does Nicki Minaj think of all this?

Drake has fired another salvo in his feud with Meek Mill after that rapper called Drake’s “Charged Up” diss track “baby lotion soft.” Three days later, Drake has responded again with “Back to Back Freestyle,” and there’s nothing soft or vague about this diss track as the Toronto rapper lays into Meek Mill.

The cruelest barbs in “Back to Back Freestyle” come when Drake attempts to emasculate Meek Mill for serving as opening act for his girlfriend Nicki Minaj’s Pinkprint Tour. “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,” Drake says. (Incidentally, Meek Mill showed up 90 minutes late and was promptly booed when the Pinkprint Tour hit Drake’s native Toronto Tuesday night.)

Drake then takes aim at Meek Mill’s decision to beef through social media. “Trigger fingers turn to Twitter fingers,” Drake raps. “You’re getting bodied by a singing nigga.” Drake then warns all his “boss bitches” – but likely Minaj especially – “make sure you hit him with a pre-nup.”

The feud between Drake and Meek Mill stems from Mill’s accusations that Drake employed a ghostwriter for his guest verse on “R.I.C.O.,” a track off Meek Mill’s new album Dreams Worth More Than Money. An Atlanta rapper named Quentin Miller was then identified as Drake’s ghostwriter, though Miller and Drake’s producer Noah “40” Shebib denied the ghostwriting allegations.

“When I look back, I might be mad that I gave this attention / But it’s weighing heavy on my conscience / And fuck, you left me with no options,” Drake says on the new track. “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.”

Meek Mill previously shared his own Drake “diss track” titled “Beautiful Nightmare” which just featured 15 seconds of moaning.


Vince Staples has been sharing favorite tracks and tweeting deep thoughts about his upcoming album Summertime ’06 throughout the month. On June 30, the Long Beach rapper is putting out his major label debut, but he’s gone ahead and let NPR get the first listen. The album features singles like “Señorita” and “Get Paid,” as well as production mostly done by No I.D., DJ Dahi andClams Casino. “All I ask is that you listen with an open mind. Summertime ’06 by Vince Staples,”he says. “If you like what you hear please support on June 30th. This is how I live and what I live for, thank you.”