Let's look at the notable lyrics from each track and try and figure this out.
"Summer Sixteen" Notable Lyrics
We must have played it a hundred times, you was going to bed
Why would I put on a vest I expect you to aim for the head?
I coulda killed you the first time
You don’t have to try to say it louder nigga
We could hear you the first time"
Notable "War Pain" Lyrics
"With your lil memes, I be with the real queen"
"Said OVO chain pipe, take that shit
Said dreamin' wasn't enough, we had to chase that shit
You ain't ridin' nigga, we caught ya, can't erase that shit
And you clamin' you HOV now? Why you state that shit?
Man I hate that shit, niggas be talkin' out they face
But soon as you body somethin' they be singin' like they Drake
Wait, niggas dancin' like they fruitcakes
Hotline Bling, don't get no bing up in this new Wraith
Pull up on the plug, swap that bag with the suitcase
DC4 on the way, that's nigga's due date
Robbed you in your city and you told
Tory from the 6, you hatin' on him, Lord knows"
The Verdict: Meek had to hear "Summer Sixteen"
""Location, Toronto, status - five star hotel, Four Seasons. Them chumps right upstairs, they know not to come up here playin' no real niggas."
So at the end of the day, I truly believe Meek Mill heard Drake's "Summer Sixteen" before it was released. So for all those people saying "he should have dropped this track first" he could not have due to Drake just releasing this track. With all that being said, "War Pain" is flames! This is the Meek we all have been wanting to hear. I always say Meek is a really good rapper but very bad decision maker. Though the decision to drop the 4/4 Part 2 EP during OVO Radio was suspect, it makes much more sense now because he quickly to combat Drake's diss this time versus taking forever and a day to respond last time. Some people will never look at Meek the same again, but I feel "War Pain" might have saved him some face with a few fans and hip-hop lovers.
How do you feel about "Summer Sixteen" and "War Pain"?
Which one are you feeling the most?
Do you think Meek heard Drake's track prior to it dropping?
Do you think "War Pain" was a minor victory for the Philly rapper?
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