Meek Mill Freestyles Over Drake’s Diss Track To Show He’s Truly Back
Last Friday (November 30), Meek Mill released Championships. The Maybach Music Group star symbolically hoisted a trophy over his head in the form of a stellar album with appearances by JAY-Z, Rick Ross, and Drake. The moment represented Meek’s newfound freedom from prison, a return to Rap form, and a movement that stands behind his story and his music. However, even with his champ’ rings on, the Philadelphia MC is still ready to roll up his sleeves and freestyle.
“Me and Drake good now,” he tells Funkmaster Flex, who gave Meek a platform in 2015 when he told the world that the OVO superstar uses writers. While many feel that the verbal side of that conflict did not land in Meek’s favor, Drizzy supported the Dreamchasers CEO during his 2017-2018 incarceration, calling for his freedom. The two have since stood on stage together in peace. According to Meek, the previous collaborators are back on great terms, and talk daily as friends. “He did what he needed to do; he held it down.” Flex apologizes to Drake, with Meek at his side, who says that he did the same. “That’s the new wave. We gotta peace it up, and still be treacherous [on the mic],” says one of the voices of the streets in Rap, a position that he acknowledges.
For his freestyle, Meek demands the beat to Drake’s “Back To Back,” a song that rocked Meek’s offensive. He dives into the beat, and flips a freestyle about his haters, while putting ’15 to bed. “I always wanted a piece of this. I felt like you got over on me on this [beat]; I had to get my sh*t poppin’,” the MC tells Drake between verses. His bars are about the come-up and the come-back, true to his album themes.
On a new beat, Meek looks right into the camera and spits: “Ni**a, you can’t kill your way to the clear-port, and real-ni**a credit don’t work at the bank / Ain’t ’bout no money, what the f*ck is you hear for? ‘Cause bad b*tches only respect Benny Frank’,” through a compound rhyme scheme. “I ain’t never seen a ni**a trap and get a hundred mill / And if he did get it, he ain’t got a hundred still.”
The verse goes on to address Meek’s decision to put the pills down and take care of his son. The freestyle, clocking in at more than 10 minutes, closes with Milly’ doing his thing to Raekwon’s “Incarcerated Scarfaces” instrumental. Meek sounds good on RZA tracks.
Championships is available now.