What Exactly is Going On?
some amazing exceptions aside. I wondered aloud two years ago if Drake was finally growing into his potential (at this point I say maybe, slowly) and have observed with moderate interest this so-called, "Feud," going on between him and fellow lyricist, Meek Mill.
There are explanations of the feud that range from somewhat serious to more silly, but to sum things up: Meek sent out a tweet accusing Drake of not writing his own raps, diss-tracks have been released by both rappers, and it is getting all kinds of press.
I mean, a Toronto (Drake's hometown) councilman tweeted at Meek Mill he was no longer welcome in the city when Meek had the nerve to question Drake's authenticity.
A$AP Rocky to 50 Cent, although I think the best statement from a rapper was when Lupe Fiasco turned in a quite wise open-letter to anyone who desired to read his thoughts on all this.
Oh, and now we are to the point where it's being pointed out how through all this Drake is still good friends with Mill's girlfriend/possible fiancé Nicki Minaj, so that could mean she simply doesn't care about this current battle of wits, or may even be dumping Meek, although who knows at this point considering this feud is an even mixture of actual events and sheer guessing? This is all well and good, but a big part of me just has to ask, "You all call this a feud?"
Remember the 90's?
Back in this time there was a rap feud between the two coasts of East and West, and it was getting ugly. We had rappers claiming they had sex with another's wife, threatening lives, and eventually two big names ended up dead, Notorious BIG and Tupac Shakur (I personally feel Suge Knight had Tupac killed, but even if at least one murder was an "inside job" it's still awful). It was dramatic, violent, scary, and what I think of when I hear the words, "Rap feud," regardless of how many countless ones there have been.
Let's Calm Down, Okay?
marketing stunt. Also, if we're really being honest, Drake is unquestionably better than Meek Mill, in my humble opinion, but that's just me.