Drake’s got 99 problems but a rap beef ain’t none.
Last week, Meek Mill rocked social media by calling out Drake on Twitter for allegedly using a ghostwriter for his verse on “R.I.C.O.” While other MC’s like OG Maco and Roscoe Dash agreed with Meek as well as Hot 97’s Funkmaster Flex, The MC supposedly responsible for the verse, Quentin Miller, has since responded and said he will never be Drake’s ghostwriter. However, Drake couldn’t remain mum about the wild claims. Over the weekend, Drake fired back with his response in “Charged Up” and blew the beef out of the water. Even Meek said that he could tell Drake wrote that record himself.
Although the Philly rapper has refused to let the beef die, Drake will most likely strike back with another dope diss track because that’s his steez. It’s been that way ever since the early days of his career.
Back in 2006, Drake was still fresh in the streets of Toronto when he got into a beef with another local artist by the name of Aristo. Sources claim that their beef began when Aristo took a subliminal shot at Drake in a freestyle called “Swagnificent.” Like the savage he is, Drake took the instrumental from one of Aristo’s songs called Right Now which was procduced by Boi-1da and dropped his response called “Goodnight & Goodluck.”
Much like Drake’s other contenders like Lyfe Jennings and Tyga, Aristo fired back with his own diss record called “Good Morning.”
Drake wasn’t trying to have any of that bullshit so he got with his day-1 crew formally known as the “Wiseguys” (which some like Johnny Roxx and Young Tony went on to form his OVO crew) and indefinitely ended the beef with “Good Riddance.”
The moral of the story: Drake tends to ether the competition with no questions asked. Meek Mill can talk all the smack he wants on stage and on the airwaves. In the end, Drake knows the only real way to end a rap beef is to take it to the booth and see who comes out victorious.