Meek Mill, Drake Clash On “Summer Sixteen” & “War Pain”
What a time.
What a time.
Following the five month ceasefire that ensued post “Back to Back,” the showdown between Dreamchasers and OVO Sound went live and direct last night (January 30). It started off with Drake and his mean “Summer Sixteen,” which premiered on OVO Sound Radio on Beats 1. Unloading the chamber on his summer ’15 target, an unruffled Drizzy let off rhymes like, “I let the diss record drop, you were standing right below me, nigga / We must have played it a hundred times, you was going to bed.”
The situation reflected in the line above seems to have a bit of reality in there, seeing as how the floating rumor on the Net is that over the summer when The Pinkprint Tour hit Toronto, Drake and his team rented out a suite above Meek and Nicki Minaj at the Four Seasons, where the couple allegedly stayed, and proceeded to purposely play “Back to Back” (prior to its official release) at a high volume. Hence the line, “We must have played it a hundred times, you was going to bed.”
But word of “Summer Sixteen” got to Meek suspiciously early, because minutes after Drake’s debut, the Philly rapper touched on those same points, and more, in his own rebuttal, which came via the surprise EP, 4/4 Pt. 2.
On the four-song collection’s closer “War Pain,” Meek makes mention of the hotel scenario, explaining it with his own spin. “Location, Toronto, status – five star hotel, Four Seasons. Them chumps right upstairs, they know not to come down here playing no real niggas. Mood – I’m still counting five hundred thousand cash, Nicki in the bedroom sleep, life is good.”
Whether he was trolling about the hotel situation or not, Meek did confirm one thing and that’s the fact that he got an early preview of Drake’s “Sixteen” and the clues are sprinkled throughout “War Pain.” For instance, there was a response to Drake’s “I used to wanna be on Roc-A-Fella, then I turned into Jay” line,” in which Meek clapped back with, “You ain’t write it nigga, we caught ya, can’t erase that shit, and you claiming you Hov now? What you state that shit.”
Plus, there also was a response to the “Hotline Bling” star’s veiled jab at a an unnamed member of the New Toronto movement. “Tory from the 6, you hating on him, Lord knows / Culture vulture, now it’s time to pay the tolls.”
If that wasn’t enough, Meek later answered the speculation surrounding his sneak preview with a subtle post on Instagram that more or less answers who slipped him “Summer Sixteen.”
Listen to Meek’s 4/4 Pt. 2 below, and head here for Drake’s “Summer Sixteen.”