Listen to "War Pain," fourth and final track from Meek Mill's second 4/4 EP, which he dropped tonight. Strange, innit: the song includes several bars in which Meek answers brags and taunts that Drake makes on "Summer Sixteen," a new song that also dropped tonight and includes a fresh round of disrespect at Meek's expense. The songs dropped less than 30 minutes apart; Drake's first, and then Meek's so quickly thereafter.
On "Summer Sixteen," Drake raps, "Used to wanna be on Roc-A-Fella, then I turned into Jay."
On "War Pain," Meek raps, "You ain't writing, nigga, we caught you/Can't erase that shit/And you claiming you Hov now?/Why you state that shit?"
On "Summer Sixteen," Drake raps, "All you boys in the new Toronto want to be me a little," in what many listeners immediately interpreted as a subliminal diss toward fledgling Toronto singer Tory Lanez, who sings the hook on Meek Mill's hit single, "Lord Knows."
On "War Pain," Meek raps, "Tory from the six, you hating on him/Lord knows."
@RobMarkman Tory been throwing subtle shots like saying the 6ix is a corny name.— $ermon (@SermonsDomain) January 31, 2016
As if all this overlapping slander weren't remarkable enough, here's another odd coincidence: "War Pain" features Meek rapping about him and his girlfriend Nicki Minaj attending a Sixers game while, indeed, he and Nicki were attending a Sixers vs. Warriors match-up at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia at the time of the song's release.
On their respective songs, Drake and Meek both rap about the Four Seasons Hotel Toronto. Meek opens "War Pain" with a spoken description of his surroundings. "Location, Toronto," he says. "Them chumps right upstairs, they know not to come up here playing no real niggas." When was this?
Did Meek Mill have the Four Seasons bugged?
Did Meek Mill place a tin can and string to the ceiling, overhear an early version of "Summer Sixteen," write a response track, and then holster it until the song's release?
Or did one of Drake's junior owl goons snitch?
And why is Meek Mill now busy on Instagram sharing old photos of him and Drake (and Kevin Hart)?
Also, so long as we're on the subject, is 4/4 Pt. 2 the strongest release of Meek Mill's career?
What is going on here??
A photo posted by Meek Mill (@meekmill) on Jan 30, 2016 at 4:50pm PST