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There isn’t a single rapper in the world that is anywhere near close to Drake. Statistically speaking, Drake’s newest record, If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late is still the top rap record of the year. As of August, the record has sold 1,248,000 copies. Drake’s closest competition is Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly and as of August, that’s sold 975,000 copies. Not to mention, Drake’s record was a mixtape not an album. Maybe even just a bunch of throwaway tracks.
When it comes to first week sales in the top 10 rap records of the year, Drake’s record ranks number one with 495,000 copies sold and again, Drake’s closest competition is Kendrick Lamar and his first week sales was 324,000. And I know, the numbers talk is boring, but it’s valid because It shows just how much bigger Drake is when it comes to his competitors.
These numbers are the reason why Drake can say something like this in a song, “All y’all stare in my face in hopes you could be the replacement.” Drake knows he is number one amongst all rappers and that’s why It was shocking when Meek Mill went at Drake on Twitter. Not only is it shocking that Meek Mill is trying to go for the best in the game, It’s shocking because Drake is featured on Meek Mill’s new album Dreams Worth More Than Money.
Meek Mill’s record came out June 29th and sold 215,000 in it’s first week and as of August has sold 356,000 copies. Dreams Worth More Than Money is the 3rd top sold rap record of the year, after Kendrick Lamar and Drake. Before Meek Mill went on a Twitter rant against Drake, the two of them were close friends in public and musically had songs together, so everyone speculated Meek Mill had to have been hacked on Twitter, but he admitted on Instagram he wasn’t.
Speculations then centered around the idea that Meek Mill was mad that Drake didn’t promote his album on social media, was mad at Drake not coming to his homecoming concert and used the information about there being a ghost-writer for Drake to vent his frustration. Now when it comes to people who’ve publicly dissed Drake, all of them have not faired well.
In naming a few who’ve gone at Drake, Common got ethered by Drake on Stay Schemin, Chris Brown got hit up on Wu-Tang Forever and Tyga got picked apart on 6.P.M In New York; A track from Drake’s latest record If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late. The public gave Drake the win in all of these situations. And that’s why Drake can rap bars like these ones, “Comin’ at me never worked no matter who try.”
Before Meek Mill jumped at Drake, Tyga was the most recent person to try to go at Drake and as a result? Tyga’s newest album, The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty sold 2,200 copies in the tracking sales first week. As a result of the low sales, iTunes would later take the album off. I’m not saying that Drake had something to do with this, but going at Drake has just never helped anyone and yet Meek Mill dared. And after Tweets after Tweets toward Drake by Meek Mill, Drake released Charged Up, as a response to all of the allegations and hate during OVO Sound Radio Episode 2. Meek Mill would respond to this with just another Tweet.
Many people and fans alike speculated that Charged Up was just a warm up and there would be another track. Before this would happen though, everyone was waiting for Meek Mill to drop a record against Drake. The record was hyped up on Instagram by Funk Flex, but the track never released. It seemed as though Meek Mill had washed away the battle as he jokingly posted a response in a 15 second track of screaming and that was the end of it, but Drake had a different plan.
Drake released Back To Back Freestyle and the song contains countless bars at Meek Mill. Drake even shouts out on the song, Charlamagne Tha God who has publicly been embroiled in a cold war with the rapper. Amongst all of this though, Charlamagne Tha God has actually inadvertently been siding with Drake as he gave Funk Flex, the donkey of the day by lying about the Meek Mill record and making people listen to Hot 97 for hours on end. Funk Flex along with Meek Mill went at Drake with Tweets.
For Meek Mill though, there’s nothing in this situation that can help him. Drake has yet again proved these bars, “A lot of niggas PR stuntin’ like that’s the movement. And I’m the only nigga still known for the music.” Drake has released 2 songs at the Philadelphia rapper and the latter being the most straight-forward attack. All Meek Mill has done is Tweet. All Meek Mill has done is PR Stunt. After Drake dropped the 2 songs, the public gave Drake the win. Even if Meek Mill released a record against Drake, it would do nothing for him after the release of Charged Up and Back To Back Freestyle.
The slander against Meek Mill hit its fever pitch because of the freestyle. Meek Mill will not out-sell Drake in any capacity. Meek Mill told the world Drake had a ghost-writer and all of Drake’s fans stood by him. Meek Mill could be telling Drake fans the truth about there being a ghost-writer and nobody would care. And even after hearing all the reference tracks; 10 Bands, R.I.C.O, Used To and Know Yourself, nobody cares about whose writing these Drake songs. And Quentin Miller even told the whole world he wasn’t Drake’s writer in a Tumblr post.
The only thing that could have saved Meek Mill was a response record, but on Monday, July 27th, when he was supposed to release something, he didn’t deliver, setting the stage for Drake to release another record and solidify that he’s the best rapper right now and nobody can touch him. Meek Mill would then try to salvage something out of this situation by dropping his diss record “I Wanna Know” but it was terrible. The record was a horrible response to all the slander and just gave Drake the win. Nothing ever good comes out of going against “The Boy.” Just ask Tyga and now Meek Mill.
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