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During the premiere episode of Drake's OVO SOUND Radio show on Beats 1, the king of Toronto unleashed a two-hour marathon of exclusives — effectively burning down tune-in corners of the internet with a Wizkid remix and a new Majid Jordan track entitled "My Love." Of course, in the days since his triumphant Apple Music debut, much has happened in the world of Drake — or rather, much has happened in the world surrounding Drake.
Earlier this week, Meek Mill initiated a firestorm of tweets — including accusations that Drake didn't "write his own raps." As you know, this was the moment Twitter imploded. Mill would later backtrack on these comments, insisting during a show on the Pinkprint Tour that everyone simply let Drake "be great." However, others haven't been so quick to forget the accusations — with Funkmaster Flex taking it upon himself to leak supposed reference tracks and demos, only adding to the fuel of those who seem to believe that one Quentin Miller is the sole creative force behind the dominance of Drizzy. Miller, of course, has vehemently rebuked these claims.
Did Drake directly address these allegations during OVO SOUND II, or did he simply tell you — as we already have — that ghostwriting is not exactly a scandalous concept, nor should it ever have been? As we all emotionally prepared for Twitter havoc, Drizzy first unleashed a burn-your-house-down mix from Oliver featuring new tracks for PARTYNEXTDOOR, Roy Wood$, and more:
During Drake's own mix, the natural Apple fit dropped some new words via the tentatively titled "Charged Up" — a scathing, Apple and police brutality-referencing display of rumor smashing and Meek Mill subliminality. A highlight? The line:
"I'm honored that you think this was staged."
New Drake continued after "Charged Up," with a plethora of tweetables and a pair of exclusives. After Drizzy turned Twitter into ashes with "Right Hand" and "Hotline Bling," 40 played out the rest of the show with a decidedly lower-key approach to the art of the mix. If the first two episodes of OVO SOUND Radio are any indication, then we just might have 10,000 new Drake verses before year's end.
Stream the entire episode below: