Yaaassssss! Ms. Badu teamed up with her son, Seven Benjamin and decided to release her very own rendition of Drake's recent hit song "Hotline Bling" on soundcloud. The queen has also announced the soon to come release of her new mixtape titled "But You Caint Use My Phone". I know I'm excited! Listen to Erykah's Hotline Bling below.
Rap beef served fresh for the new millennium.
If you have been under a rock for the past week, here's a brief overview.
Philly artist, Meek Mill was clearly having a day, so he decided to get on twitter to vent. Those fingers got a little too aggressive and ended up coming for Canadian artist, Drake, claiming he doesn't compose his own lyrics.
Now, coming for Drizzy seems like a strategic counter move to boost traffic through his social media and hopefully increase album sales on his recently released sophomore album titled "Dreams Worth More Than Money" that actually features the alleged ghostwritten verse on a track entitled "R.I.C.O". But it's looking like Meek might have hit a nerve and jumped the gun at the same time.
After more and more opinions and information on the alleged ghostwriter began to surface, including a name and an reference track for the hit single "10 Bands", Drake finally broke his silence with a track entitled "Charged Up", filled with subtle shots at Meek, Funkmaster Flex, Jay-Z/Tidal, and Nicki. In addition to this debut diss, other affiliated artists had their own views on the situation. One artist in particular named Daylyt released his version of the track entitled "Uncharged Up" which features a couple bars from a Drake sound-alike that is super mean.
Highly unlikely that Meek has heard this joint just yet... but who knows.
Not impressed, Meek continued to poke at the bear. Addressing the fans on the Drake controversy and the fact that Drake gave him a verse that he allegedly did not write himself again at Nicki's Pinkprint Tour stop in Brooklyn, NY.
4:30 am this morning, Drizzy dropped another diss track titled "Back to Back" this time filed with direct shots at Meek that have the internet going ape shit. Several crucial punch lines including:
"I waited four days, nigga, where y'all at?"
"Is that a world tour or your girl's tour?"
"Trigger fingers turn to twitter fingers, yeah you getting bodied by a singin nigga."
"shout out to all my boss bitches wife'n niggas. make sure you get a prenup."
"i did another one, i did another one. you still aint did shit about the other one."
Will this beef continue to simmer? At the very least, Drake has now given us all the photo captions & memes we need to bring the school year back in hilarious, knee slapping style. Your move Meek...
Meek finally had something to say that has since led him down a seemingly more difficult path and has surprisingly shed some light on just how screwed up the music industry consumers are. So far, Drake has never denied having "ghostwriters" on his tracks. As a matter of fact, Meek and Funkmaster Flex have since released THREE different reference tracks for some of Drake's latest
(and might I say major) hits featuring the Atlanta artist Quentin Miller. In the Wanna Know diss, Meek also references some incident where Drake was allegedly urinated on in a movie theatre by a member of the Atlanta rapper, T.I.'s entourage. Pretty valid points about lyricists not having writers and men not being who they say they are. Regardless, neither Drake nor the fans were impressed by Meek's 4,5,6 or however many days it took LATE response. I hoped it would stop there.
After teasing us just enough on IG, Drake has finally released a visual for his hit off "If You're Reading This It's Too Late" called "Energy". Directed by Parisian film duo, Fleur & Manu, the visual is debatably a parody of different scenarios and moments in both Drake's and other celebrities lives with Drake himself playing each role. A star-studded visual with Drizzy embodying everybody including Kanye, Miley, Obama, Beiber, even Oprah wasn't safe. Great work! I think it's safe to say we are all very impressed by the music visuals that have dropped so far in 2k15. You can stream Drake's "Energy" video on Apple Music here.