10 Essential SBTRKT Tracks
English producer SBTRKT has been making waves on the blogosphere over the past 5 years with his quirky beats. With a trajectory that is truly modern, his popularity has grown slowly and steadily by playing ravey DJ sets, collaborating with rappers and singers, and most recently landing a BBC Radio 1 residency.
Drake Says He Hasn't "Taken A Loss" All Week
The general internet consensus around the Drake and Meek Mill beef is that Drizzy is in the lead, and it seems the Toronto rapper has made going online part of his day, as he's aware of the scoreboard.“I haven’t taken a loss all week,” Drake told a Bleacher Report cameraman at his annual OVO kickball event, slyly bringing Meek into a question about the game.
Charts Don't Lie: August 1st
The #FutureHive has proved that internet hype can very much inspire actual album sales, as DS2 soars to number one, giving Hendrix not only his first number one, but doubling the sales of Honest. He makes for the only real notable debut on the charts, but Tyrese and Meek Mill are still hanging on to their placements within the top ten. Check out the full breakdown below.
Azealia Banks Adds Her Two Cents To The Meek Mill & Drake Debate
There's usually a maximum of 24 hours that can go by before Azealia Banks weighs in on a controversy, and she's right on time with her #take on the Meek Mill/Drake beef. Turns out, her reaction to Meek Mill's "Wanna Know" is pretty level-headed, especially in the social media climate that demands opinions be taken to extremes. "Yo. Yall some bandwagon ass niggas cause u know that meek mill track had a nice little bounce and edge to it. Stop frontin," she said, adding, "It's not flames but it's def not trash. I liked it.!"
140 Bars: Top Tweets Of The Week (July 25 - 31)
After completely dominating the conversation last week, Drake and Meek Mill did so again this week, trading diss tracks and sneaky shots, and sparking a ton of response from the rap community. Unfortunately, this drama overshadowed long overdue debut albums from Migos and Gunplay, both of which should satisfy both of their loyal fanbases (stay tuned for those reviews coming in next week). We tried to stay away from the Meek/Drake situation in this week's edition of 140 Bars, but as you can see, that was a little difficult to do.
Meek Mill Is Charlamagne's "Donkey Of The Day"
Meek Mill finally responded to Drake last night, but the general perception is that it wasn't quite the triumph the Philly rapper was hoping for. After naming Funk Flex the Donkey Of The Day earlier in the week (and subsequently receiving 6 bottles in the mail from Drake), Charlamagne Tha God has now gone on to give Meek the same title today. While it's weird to see the shock jock buddying up to Drake, he seems to be entirely on Drizzy's side of things today. Naturally, he cut right to the chase-- "Meek Mill, this record you put out last night was garbage, bruh.”
Everything We Know About Drake Getting Peed On
Meek Mill's long-awaited response to Drake arrived last night, and while he talked plenty of shit throughout, it wasn't until the last seconds of the song that he dropped the kicker -- "You let Tip homie piss on you in a movie theater nigga, we ain’t forget". While it was intended to be something of an ether, the line caused more confusion than damage, with Twitter quickly hypothesizing about how, when, and why Drizzy got peed on.
Staff Picks Playlist (July 31)
This week's edition of Staff Picks seems to be (accidentally) OVO themed, like a light/curated version of OVO Radio. Drizzy dominated this week, dropping two diss records (back to back), to be followed up by Meek's own attempt at a diss track last night.
Meek Mill Sends More Shots At Drake & Quentin Miller On Instagram
While it seemed his response may never arrive, Meek Mill's temporary silence came to an end last night when he released his diss track, "Wanna Know," last night. While the internet is still trying to figure out exactly how and why T.I.'s friend peed on Drake in a movie theatre, Meek is still going at Drizzy and his co-writer, Quentin Miller, on Instagram.
Twitter Reacts To Meek Mill's Drake Diss Track "Wanna Know"
Drake was the first one to strike in this ongoing beef with Meek Mill, delivering a vicious combo move in the form of "Charged Up" and "Back To Back." Last night, Meek finally mustered a response, dropping "Wanna Know." Compared to the explosive aftermath of "Back To Back,"
Drake Responds To Meek’s Diss Record On Instagram
Meek finally responded to Drake’s double shot of diss records this week with the track “Wanna Know” tonight. While the immediate reception isn’t looking great for Meek, we did get a response from the track’s subject matter, Drake. Taking to Instagram, Drake simply put up a photo of himself laughing hysterically while looking at his phone, suggesting Meek’s response was a joke. Now whether or not Drake will fire back at Meek again remains to be unseen, but for now, think Drake can just keep laughing to the bank.
Meek Mill Says He's Hitting The Studio "Soon"
Around thirty minutes ago, Meek Mill tweeted out one letter: Z. The twittersphere is going crazy with it, retweeting, analyzing, and poking fun at it. While we're still not sure if it was an accidental tweet, a response to Drake's diss, or an affirmation that he's tired, Meek's taken to Instagram to deliver a more direct message.
Did Drake Actually Buy Charlamagne Tha God Bottles?
While most of us were sleeping, the rap world was shook up once more when Drake decided to go at Meek Mill again, and he turned up the energy too, on his "Back to Back" freestyle. Whereas Drizzy went the ironic, I-don't-really-need-to-do-this-shit-but-I-will route on "Charged Up," "Back to Back" was more scathing, with plenty of quotable jabs to throw in Meek's face.
Twitter Reacts To Drake's Second Meek Mill Diss, "Back To Back"
Initial reactions can determine a lot. Reception for Drake's first Meek Mill diss, "Charged Up," was lukewarm, and had many ready to crown Meek the champion of a beef in which he hadn't even dropped music yet.
Meek Mill Trolls Fans On Twitter With Fake Drake Diss Record
Meek Mill wasn’t able to make it to The Funkmaster Flex Show on Monday night to drop his “Drake response”, but that didn’t stop him from staying quiet though.
Online Petition Started To Force Funkmaster Flex To Resign From Hot 97
So this happened tonight. A seriously pissed off fan decided to start an online petition trying to force Hot 97’s Funkmaster Flex to step down from his position at the station, following false promises that he was going to premiere Meek Mill’s response track to Drake on the air Monday night.
Top Tracks: July 20- July 26
Drake’s never-ending domination of the Top 10 continues. At least this time, it’s earned. Let’s get to it. 10) Drake - Right Hand
Danny Brown Weighs In On Meek Mill & Drake's Ghostwriting Controversy
Since Meek Mill went in on Drake and Quentin Miller's "R.I.C.O." verse the other night, we've seen a number of rappers pipe up to share their thoughts on ghostwriters in hip hop. OG Maco, Kid Ink, Earl Sweatshirt, Vic Mensa and Lupe Fiasco have already spoken up, and now Danny Brown has joined the fray.