Once upon a time, Drake made a vow of silence. “Diss me, you'll never hear a reply for it,”... WHATS YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS?
So it’s remarkable that Mill has triggered a full-on assault from Drake. First came the song “Charged Up,” which included a few fairly gentle jabs at Mill but mostly made fun of the idea of people making fun of Drake; “I’m trying to take the high road,” he said. Mill replied by calling the song “baby lotion soft” and trolling the Internet with a response track that was just 15 seconds of screaming. Four days later, Drake returned with “Back to Back Freestyle,” faster paced and more vicious than what came before, painting Mill as a lightweight leeching off the success of his girlfriend, Nicki Minaj: “Is that a world tour or your girl's tour?”
Judging by the resulting memes and media coverage, a lot of people think that this round of battle, and perhaps the entire war, goes to Drake: When “Back to Back” was released, more than one person had the idea to change Mill’s Wikipedia entry to say that he had died. Mill may yet return with a powerful reply of his own, but already Drake’s accomplished two vital things. One: Assuming he didn’t use a ghostwriter for these songs—which would be very risky given the downside to being found out—he’s reasserted his skill as a rapper; even if these songs aren’t the greatest of all time, they were made very quickly and are at least good enough to put Mill in his place. Two: He’s distracted from the ghostwriting accusations. Nowhere in these songs did Drake say that his lyrics aren’t created by committee, but who cares about that when there are gifs to be made? The dynamic is classic, the narrative easy: Meek Mill talks a big game about Drake’s music; Drake makes music about how all Meek can do is talk game.