Meek Mill Attempts Drake Diss With ‘Hotline Bling’

25 Oct 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

#SocialBite: Drake’s Dad Wins ‘Hotline Bling’ Video Remakes.

The OVO founder posted a clip of his dad –– no not the one with Mike Epps, we mean his actual father –– dancing to the viral single, and so far, it’s the best one to bless the Internets. “Where I get it from,” Drizzy captioned the vid of Dennis Graham holding it down Bobby Shmurda style in a bucket hat, before he wraps Pops up in great big bear hug.

Drake’s current hit, “Hotling Bling,” got mashed up with The Avengers, and the video, posted to IGN’s Facebook page on Saturday, Oct. 24, is actually everything. It instantly eclipsed the rapper’s Meek Mill diss track “Charged Up” (which arrived the same day), despite all the hoopla surrounding the Drake-Meek beef. “Hotline Bling” recently climbed to No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, which makes it Drake’s second-biggest pop hit to date. The track is an outlier in the rapper’s catalog, a strange blend of an old soul sample—Timmy Thomas’s “Why Can’t We Live Together,” one of the first ’70s hits to employ a drum machine—a gentle Latin pulse and the frenetic drums that have a stranglehold on modern pop.

Jackson’s Nick Fury, and Cobie Smulders’ Agent Maria Hill watch Drizzy in both horror and awe as he’s locked in S.H.I.E.L.D.’s transparent cage. In today’s pop world, the true measure of a song’s impact is how many tributes it inspires—vines, dance routines, covers, memes—and “Hotline Bling” is a runaway success by this standard, as well. There was a point that you almost didn’t hear a song on the radio without a feature from the “birthday boy.” While he’s worked hard throughout his career to be the best, he has a chance to sit back and enjoy it for a moment. The former Degrassi star’s music video for “Hotline Bling” gained immediate notoriety, as it featured the hunky rapper showing off some amazing dance moves.

A video posted by champagnepapi (@champagnepapi) on Oct 24, 2015 at 3:19am PDT According to the Views from the 6 artist, Dennis is from where he picked up his own moves. Drake figured out a long time ago that by pitching his voice slightly lower than you expect—as if he can’t quite bother to get to the right note, because his emotions are too muted—he can communicate more guilt, pain and indecision.

Graham wasn’t exactly “there.” However, if you recall one of his tracks — “You and the 6 — from If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, Drake seemed to had done a lot of growing into a certain type of man. Badu is probably the most unexpected artist to enter the “Hotline Bling” fray: Most of her competitors are young singers looking for an easy way to generate additional interest.

Badu comes at “Hotline Bling” from her typically idiosyncratic perspective—”you used to call me on your cell-u-lar device at night.” She then interpolates one of her first hits, “On and On,” and sneaks in a reference to her ex-boyfriend Andre 3000’s work in Outkast (“forever ever?”). As can been seen from Drizzy’s Instagram, the two took several photos “about a week ago.” Recently, as reports MTV News, Drizzy and Dennis spent some time together, just hanging out and nurturing that father/son bond.

And Badu is only getting started: She adds some flowery ’70s-sounding keyboards and a lengthy recording of her voice instructing listeners how to leave messages: “If you’re trying to beg for some shit in general, press 4.” The whole thing is completely over the top, but Badu somehow injects a dose of levity into the song, while nearly every other performer attempts to make it even more serious. In Cole’s version, she’s upset that a former companion is hitting the town without her, but he also used to bring her down when they were together—”everybody knows you left me stressed out.” These feelings are by no means mutually exclusive, but they make for a tougher sell: Drake’s original kept things simple. It doesn’t take much work to transform “Hotline Bling” into sad-sack cocktail-lounge fare, but the instant the two singers’ voices blend, the effect is undeniable, giving both performers the chance to vent their frustrations—humanizing the song, since each side gets a say. However, rumor has it that there’s a lot more going on behind the scenes which is holding up the album and continues to be part of its postponement.

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