I have not done a Rap Gossip post in a minute and so let’s drop the funky beat on the hip-hop world. The talk of the town is this Meek Mill/Drake beef. This some raw stuff.
So last week on Twitter Meek Mill said he didn’t want to be compared to Drake. Claiming that Drake was a fraud because he didn’t write his own verses and uses a ghostwriter. Which is someone that pretty much writes songs for artists to use as their own. Later on a Drake song was leaked that had another individual rapping a similar hook and verse that Drake uses on his album. The reference track was shown to Meek Mill and he expressed his feelings on social media.
I think in terms of hip-hop and having these great lyricist to hold up what it means to be an MC, Meek Mill wants that place in the game. Drake gets praises all the time for being a great songwriter and rapper, so when you hear this aqusation of him getting help, it discredits him in the game as an MC. If he ain’t writing the rhymes then are they really his rhymes?
I can go both ways with the question, I mean in reality shouldn’t it be about the delivery of the songs? Drake did record all them verses and we all need help from time to time, so what does this do to his hip-hop ability? It reminds me of the Shakespeare thing, people saying he didn’t write all those plays. It was an impossible task to be so productive, so he must have had help. Shakespeare is great and I’m pretty sure he reconized great help when it came along his way.
We go straight to Drake but what about Meek? Will this be something that will back fire on him? I think it exposes maybe a weakness of Drake, yet how does the news help Meek’s career or status in the game. Meek Mill wants the crown, and Drake is a contender to hold that title.
All in all agreeing to disagree works out for everyone. So let’s just watch what this beef brings us. Peace.