Meek Mill and his team hyped his response just for it to fall flat on its face. His DJ, manager, and Funk Flex were on social media and the radio all week saying it was coming, and then saying it wasn't until it finally came to the chorus of boos. They should've just let it loose instead of acting like it was the second coming of "Ether." While they were gearing up to hit the studio after Drake dropped "Back to Back" in the wee hours of July 29, they should've kept quiet. Trigger fingers turn to Twitter fingers indeed.
"I Wanna Know" would've been better if Meek would've kept going in instead of cutting it short after the 50 Cent/Ja Rule line. If he releases another part to it, folks won't care. Shit, they don't even care that three more reference tracks hit the 'net last night. (Had this happened to Jay Z, all hell would've broken loose, but that is another conversation for another day.) We are living in strange times. Still, Drizzy stepped up and delivered. Even a hater such as myself can admit that. "Charged Up" was the setup, and "Back to Back" was the stunner. It's undeniable. Drake finally responded directly to a beef. He's finally realizing what it takes to stay on top of this game. Can't keep claiming king while letting Pusha T bully you. The first verse to "Back to Back" is the verse of the month.
"Yeah, I learned the game from William Wesley, you can never check me
Back to back for the niggas that didn't get the message
Back to back like I'm on the cover of Lethal Weapon
Back to back like I'm Jordan '96, '97
Whoa, very important and very pretentious
When I look back I might be mad that I gave this attention
Yeah, but it's weighin' heavy on my conscience
Yeah, and fuck, you left the boy no options
I wanna see my niggas go insane
You gon' make me step out of my fuckin' frame
You gon' make me buy bottles for Charlamagne
You gon' make me go out of my fuckin' way
I waited four days, nigga, where y'all at?
I drove here in the Wraith playin' AR-AB
I'm not sure what it was that really made y'all mad
But I guess this is what I gotta do to make y'all rap
I mean woah, can't fool the city, man, they know what's up
Second floor at Tootsies, gettin' shoulder rubs
This for y'all to think that I don't write enough
They just mad cause I got the Midas touch
You love her, then you gotta give the world to her
Is that a world tour or your girl's tour?
I know that you gotta be a thug for her
This ain't what she meant when she told you to open up more
Yeah, trigger fingers turn to twitter fingers
Yeah, you gettin' bodied by a singin' nigga
I'm not the type of nigga that'll type to niggas
And shout-out to all my boss bitches wifein' niggas
Make sure you hit him with the prenup
Then tell that man to ease up
I did another one, I did another one
You still ain't did shit about the other one"
Drake really spanked Meek, man. "Back to back like I'm on the cover of Lethal Weapon," "I waited four days, nigga, where y'all at?/I drove here in the Wraith playin' AR-AB," and "you gettin' bodied by a singin' nigga" are three of the best lines Drake ever spit. And let's not forget the Joe Carter artwork—just beautiful execution. Meek has an uphill battle if he wishes to continue this feud. The people have spoken, though. This beef is cooked. Keep dream chasin', my G. You should've been better prepared. You come for someone of Drake's stature, you best not miss. Because no matter what Drake does, people will make excuses. They don't even care whether or not he writes his raps. You can't win this battle, bro.
Angel Diaz is a staff writer for Complex Media. Follow him @ADiaz456.