MMG is Rick Ross’s solid contribution to the rap game because it extends the power of his influence to recruit other great street artists to urban radio rotation. His two marquee acts are in a feud that Meek Mill set off on social media by calling Wale corny. Check the tweets after the jump.
UPDATE: Wale Responds In Instagram Post
Here’s the full text of the Wale Instagram reply:
Few weeks ago. (7w) I posted this .but ok. Movin along . My Avi always changed when it’s THAT time .. Ok that’s not enough y’all see “razor ramon ” post on his no. But I don’t care.. I wrote a long ass post day before his single dropped .. Mariah record dropped nobody said a word I didn’t care .. I still don’t… I carry myself with confidence and humility ., I always try to have a lighter side to MMG.. Cuz I understand I don’t “fit the mold” so if I’m tryna spruce an interview up to show that we not tryn be “serious tough guys” on the red carpet Or try to be a bit more engaging to broaden our audience forgive me . I never wanted anybody to think we take ourselves THAT serious. (Were rappers )I don’t need to take anybody shine.. Or hate on anybody . I walk in a completely different world .. Where I look for slp jeans and Shanghai dunks online and know what “kayfabe” means. I check nbadraft.net daily . I’m on whatculture allll day I enjoy shyt like that. I play fuckin Zelda and fuck wit bitches who teach yoga and paint… I get it . I’m different . I always embrace that shyt.. I encourage y’all to embrace what y’all like or the person y’all wanna be.. I text niggas happy Father’s Day and get no reply .. I laugh it off .. I laugh at how I write songs about “chain music” and y’all get lost or “600benzz” i like to have fun with our culture. Because I beleive I add THAT to a “gangster rap” faction. I made my opportunity work for me that way. I write poems . I watch wwe . I collect kicks. I’m sensitive ok. Maybe bi polar. But one thjng I’m not is a hater.. I see Daquan jokes all day yesterday and patted myself on the back that I’m regarded as the aforementioned adjectives and not “Daquan”. I’m me and I’ll be me and do this shyt wit my “dew” till I don’t wanna do it. I encourage you to wake up soon as you find time. This was a post about #nothin
Seems like Meek is upset that Wale, per the photo above, hasn’t been doing the proper promotion of his upcoming album Dreams Worth More Than Money. Meek is notoriously the loudest member of the crew but Wale has dwarfed Meek’s album sales. Outsiders have questioned if the young Philly bol can ever eclipse the potential plateau with a shrill crying voice and NSFW lyrics. Wale’s “Lotus Flower Bomb” was a legitimate radio buzzer, despite his lyrics and overall sound being anodyne and forgettable. The tension here is real, and represents the identity crisis Maybach Music has faced since first forming to mispronounce the word Maybach together.
The real conflict is this: Wale is an easier sell to a wider audience. Meek has a powerful and vocal niche that he represents with tenacity and fire. But he also has a series of memes and a Twitter handle named after how unbearable his voice is to anyone who doesn’t listen to rap for tales of moving weight, and trap house partying.
MEEK MILL RAP LIKE HE IN THE BLEACHERS TELLING THE COACH TO PUT HIS SON IN THE GAME
— Meek Mill Rap Like (@MeekRapLike) February 17, 2014
The fact that Meek’s album isn’t getting the right promotional push has nothing to do with Wale. It’s more soothing for Meek to believe that, and that the phoniness in the rap game just has no compatibility with his real street style. Let’s hope that this precipitates a move where Meek takes his talents to G-Unit and unleashes an onslaught of Wale disses that make both of them better. Something tells me it won’t be like that, but in the season of free agency, new moves are sometimes the best moves.
Hat tip to Hip Hop N More.
Check this YouTube video of Wale interrupting a Meek Mill interview to get his shine on. Or hate on Meek depending on how you look at it.