With all the accusations and rumors surrounding Drake this week, his OVO Sound radio show on Apple's Beats 1 service became a must-listen for all hip-hop fans on Saturday (July 25).
In case you've been under a rock, Meek Mill hopped on Twitter on Wednesday and accused Drake of having a writer help him pen his raps -- something that is taboo in hip-hop. Less than 24 hours after Meek's tweets, New York's famed Hot 97 DJ Funkmaster Flex, played what sounds like a reference track to Drake's "10 Bands." The vocalist on the reference track has been identified as Quentin Miller, an Atlanta rapper who says that he is proud to have collaborated with Drake, but insisted that he is no "ghostwriter."
Drizzy has remained hush about the controversy, but may have dropped his first response on Saturday when he played a new song on his OVO Sound show today. "I did some charity today for the kids/ But I'm used to it because all of ya'll are charity cases," he rapped to start the slow-rolling track.
Drake never addressed Meek by name, and didn't directly address the ghostwriter accusations either, but in normal Drake fashion he spit a bunch of subliminal references. "N---as is snitching on us without no interrogation/ I stay silent because we're at war and I'm very patient/ 6 God is watchin', just hope you're prepared to face him," he rhymes before going on: "Wow I'm honored that you think this is staged/ I'm flattered man, in fact I'm amazed."
During the track, titled "Charged Up," the multiplatinum rapper warns fans "don't jump to conclusions" and alludes that we've only seen pieces of the story. "I seen it all coming, knew they would push the button/ Easter egg hunting they gotta look for something."
Then there are the lines which sound like they're directly aimed at dissing Meek. "Done doin' favors for people/ 'Cause it ain't like I need the money I make off of a feature," Drake rhymes in a likely reference to his and Meek's recently released "R.I.C.O."
The Nothing Was the Same rapper also pokes fun at his rival's album sales and Mill's Dreamchasers label. "I see ya'll n---as having trouble goin' gold/ Turning into some so and sos that no one knows/ But so it go, come live out all your dreams at OVO."
Then there are the thinly veiled references to Meek and references to Meek and Nicki's relationship. "No woman ever had me star struck/ Or was able to tell me to get my bars up/ I'm charged up," he raps before delivering: "Rumor has it I either f--ked her or I never could/ But rumor has it has never done you n---as any good."
Still, Meek is unimpressed.