Charts Don't Lie: July 25th
It was yet another unpredictable week on the charts, with Meek Mill being dethroned by none other than -- Tyrese? That's right, the veteran R&B star turnt Furious 7 actor has landed his very first number one with his sixth studio album. Meanwhile, Meek Mill keeps the units moving, sticking close at the number three spot. Drake comes in at 9, while the other rap albums were shut out of the top ten once again. As we already know, Future is set to top next week's charts, which will make for yet another consecutive week where a rap or R&B album reigns supreme.
Meek Mill Responds To Drake's "Charged Up" Diss Track
Drake's new track "Charged Up" can be viewed as his formal rebuttal to Meek Mill's Twitter tirade against him this week. Meek was not impressed. "Baby lotion soft," he tweeted. And then 25 minutes later, perhaps after another couple listens, he tweeted out, "I can tell he wrote that 1 one tho..." In terms of both lyrical insults and intensity of delivery, Drake did not go hard as, say, Kendrick Lamar's verse on "Control."
Quentin Miller Says He's Not A Ghostwriter For Drake
Quentin Miller became famous overnight after Meek Mill went on a Twitter rant about his contribution to Drake's "R.I.C.O." verse and even name-dropped the Atlanta rapper.
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Meek Mill has stirred up a lot of feelings with his twitter rant. The rapper has people taking sides, analyzing what it means to be a rapper, and ghostwriting's place in hip-hop as a whole.
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Early yesterday morning, Meek Mill revealed to the world that Drake's verse on "R.I.C.O." was co-written by a guy named Quentin Miller.
Meek Mill Apologizes To Nicki Minaj For "Going Crazy On Twitter"
Last night during the Bristow, VA stop of The Pinkprint tour, Meek Mill apologized to Nicki Minaj in his first public appearance since his now-infamous Twitter tirade against Drake. “I wanna give a special apology shout-out to Nicki Minaj for my crazy ass going crazy on Twitter," he told her onstage. "You can’t be messin’ with no hood nigga." She stroked his shoulder reassuringly, not seeming particularly upset that he had gone after her Young Money patna.
Meek Mill Shouts Out Drake During Tonight's Concert In VA: "Let Him Be Great"
Meek Mill has finally said something following last night’s comments made about Drake for having a ghostwriter. While performing in Virginia Wednesday night as part of Nicki’s "PinkPrint Tour”, Meek decided to address all of today’s controversy surrounding his comments and shout out the OVO rapper in the middle of Wednesday night's set. Meek stated: "Shout out to Drake. Let him be great in all the motherfucking lanes he great in. But I'm gon' still be the realest nigga in this bitch!"
Noah “40” Shebib Responds To Drake's Ghostwriting Rumors
While we wait for Drake’s official response from last night’s comments made by Meek Mill, his go-to producer, 40, has decided to break his silence and voice his opinion on the controversy. Taking to twitter, 40 reminds everyone that Quentin Miller was indeed credited on Drake’s last album, If You're Reading This It's Too Late, making him not much of a ghostwriter at all. Defending his OVO boss fully, 40 also went on to say that “no one is as talented as Drake,” and that its not worth his time to work with other rappers.
Funkmaster Flex Leaks Quentin Miller’s Reference Track For Drake’s “10 Bands”
Last night after Meek Mill called out Drake for not writing his own raps and for having a ghostwriter, the internet went into a frenzy trying to figure out just what & who Meek was talking about. Later, Meek went on to credit an artist named Quentin Miller for Drake’s hits and was then cosigned by OG Maco.
Drake Served Cease & Desist Letter For Taking Photo With Kentucky Recruit
Drake is in the middle of a conversation about collaborative writing in rap, inspired by some accusations made by Meek Mill on Twitter yesterday, but potentially losing cred in the rap game isn't the only thing he's dealing with today.The OVO rapper has been sent a cease and desist letter from Kentucky, following a photo he took with one of the school's recent recruits. His pose with Charles Matthews at the Big Blue Madness event in October is technically a "NCAA violation," according to Kentucky.
5 Things You Need To Know About Drake Collaborator Quentin Miller
Last night, Meek Mill announced to the world that Drake's verse on their collaboration "R.I.C.O." was in fact written with the help of someone else. This isn't "news" per se, as Quentin Miller (the writer in question) appears in the song's credits, but Meek said he had only recently found out, or else he "woulda took it off my album."
Drake Kinda Responds To Meek Mill On Instagram
As we've seen, Meek Mill's claims that Drake doesn't write his own lyrics has basically all of hip-hop up in arms today. Everyone and their grandmo
Hip Hop Reacts To The Meek Mill & Drake Controversy
Where to begin? Last night saw people from nearly every corner of hip hop (and even some pop mainstays) engaging in a widespread online conflict, oddly enough kicked off by some tweets exchanged between Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift.
OG Maco & Boi-1da Go At Each Other Over Meek Mill's Allegations
The twitter drama isn't over just yet. We just reported on how Peter Rosenberg went at Charlamagne Tha God for encouraging the Meek Mill/Drake beef, but they're not the only two who are involving themselves in the "does Drake write his own lyrics" debate.
Peter Rosenberg Calls Out Charlamagne Tha God
Meek Mill's twitter rant seems to have the whole rap twittersphere in a tizzy. We've also heard about a disproportional amount of beef these past two days, from Action Bronson vs. Ghostface Killah, to Nicki Minaj vs.
Toronto Politician Says Meek Mill Isn't Welcome In Toronto
Last night we had a bit unexpected excitement, when Meek Mill went off on our twitter timelines, dissing Drake in the process. As for what triggered the rant in the first place, it seems like Meek feels as though he's not getting the respect he deserves.
Meek Mill Goes Off On Twitter; Says Drake Doesn't Write His Own Raps & More
Meek Mill has never been afraid to voice his opinion on social media, and boy did he do that on Tuesday night. Feeling some type of way, Meek decided to fire off not only Nicki's ex boyfriend, Safaree “SB” Samuels, but more so on his "R.I.C.O." collaborator Drake.
Drake Takes To Instagram To Deliver Heartfelt Message To A Fan Who Passed Away
Here's a story that needs to be recognized and done more often. On Monday night, Drake took to Instagram to deliver a heartfelt message to a young fan who tragically passed away recently. 17-year old Jamal Utton, who was a huge fan of Drake, suddenly passed away last week during a rugby tour in Canada. Using the hashtag #DrakeNoticeJamal, fans & friends were able to get Drake’s attention on social media and have the OVO rapper send some condolences to Jamal and his mourning family. Drizzy wrote:
Top Tracks: July 13 - July 19
Future's Dirty Sprite 2 broke up a bit of the Drake 'n' Fetty monotony at the top of the charts, but the terrible twosome were still out in force. Let's get to it. 10) Fetty Wap - 1738