Meek Mill Responds To Drake’s “Summer Sixteen” With “War Pain”: Listen
On January 30 starting at 6 p.m. EST, Drake appeared on his Beats 1 show OVO Sound Radio to premiere “Summer Sixteen.” Around that same time, as in within the hour, Meek Mill uploaded his latest set of music, the 4/4 Pt. 2 EP. It ends with “War Pain,” a direct response not just to his beef with Drake, but “Summer Sixteen” specifically. How was the Philadelphia rapper able to fire back so quickly? “The ghost writer [sic] told me!” he says on Instagram.
This is a bold claim, though the timing and lyrics of “War Pain” is pretty damning.
Like Drake’s song, Meek’s begins at a Four Seasons hotel. But while Drake brags of posting out front “like a football team,” then playing one of his diss tracks (“Charged Up,” perhaps?) in the room above his, Meek claims to be unbothered: “Them chumps right upstairs, they know not to come down here playin’ no real n—-s / Mood, I’m still up countin’ $500,000 cash / Nicki in the bedroom asleep, life is good.“
Like Drake’s song, Meek’s refers to men dancing, with the former claiming he “Chris Breezy with the dance moves” and the latter saying they “fruitcakes” (which, just, again, no).
Both also namedrop Jay Z, though while the Toronto rapper claims that he used to want to be the Roc-A-Fella label mogul (“Then I turned into Jay”), Meek scoffs, and with a reference to his own Dreamchasers imprint. “Said dreamin’ wasn’t enough, we had to chase that shit / You ain’t write it n—-, we caught ya, can’t erase that shit / And you claimin’ you Hov now? Why you state that shit?“
Listen to “War Pain” below.