‘Charged Up’ Drake hits back at ghostwriting claim

26 Jul 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

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Drake released “Charged Up” on Saturday night, a response to Meek Mill’s claims earlier in the week that the Toronto rapper didn’t write his own rhymes.

So what did Mill think of the song? “I did some charity today for the kids/ But I’m used to it cause y’all charity cases,” Drake rapped on the song. “All y’all stare in my face and hope you could be to replace me / Snitchin’ on us without no interrogation / I stay silent ‘cause we at war and I’m very patient. You see, the two had recently collaborated on the Meek Mill single “R.I.C.O.,” and Meek seemed a bit salty that Drake hadn’t promoted the tune on his social media, so he accused him of using a ghostwriter on the tune and faking his raps: In a tweet that’s since been deleted, Rick Ross took time out of his busy schedule of dealing with 50 Cent’s trolling and allegedly pistol-whipping the help to side with Drizzy, while Chris Brown clowned his longtime nemesis with a meme posted to Instagram (that’s also been deleted). Artists performing songs written by other people is not something new, but the spotlight recently cast on the longtime profession has many debating which method is most preferred in the industry. Other rap world luminaries weighed in as well, including longtime Drake collaborator Noah “40” Shebib, who rose to his man’s defense, and DJ Funkmaster Flex, who’s apparently lost his mind.

Because it ain’t like I need the money I make off a feature.” “He ain’t even write that verse on my album and if I woulda knew I woulda took it off my album….. While Drake has kept quiet on the topic, Atlanta artist Quentin Miller, who’s previously collaborated with Drake and has been accused of writing his rhymes, said he is “not and never will be a ‘ghostwriter’ for Drake.” Meek has since offered an olive branch in the form of a “special apology” when he was on stage with his leading lady, Nicki Minaj. And the message is clear: Drake isn’t going to stand for the possibly reputation damaging allegations, but he’s not going to sink down to Mill’s juvenile level. In the letter, which can be read in full below, Miller alleges that his input to the mixtape songs was minimal and praises the rapper’s philanthropy and musical ability. “Winter 2014… I was just another guy working a job he hated with a passion for music…. I told him I worked in a bakery and his exact words were ‘Fuck that, your destined for greatness.’ “Most of the project was done before i came in the picture..

This isn’t the first time Drake has had to deal with being called out both in a song and on social media (anyone remember the Chris Brown mishap?), and it certainly won’t be the last. But like other great hip-hop artists that have come before him -from Tupac to Jay Z- Drake’s decision to remain relatively quiet about the confounding accusation until he was able to express all of his thoughts on the most powerful medium available to him is what separates him from the rest of the boys. “Easter egg hunting cause they looking for something. I witnessed him light up, go in and freestyle ‘Madonna’.” “When nobody would pay attention, drake saw something in me and reached out… Of all people… drizzy.

Im proud to say that we’ve collaborated .. but i could never take credit for anything other than the few songs we worked on together ..” Drake’s long time producer Noah ’40’ Shebib also moved to defend Drake after Meek Mill and Funkmaster Flex’s allegations and posted a series of tweets about their songwriting process.

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