Meek Mill recently told Vulture he’d been talking to Drake over the past year and was willing to work with his former rival. But as soon as the tracklist for Meek’s new album Championships arrived, it became immediately clear he’d already brought that collaboration to fruition with the song “Going Bad.”
Of course, two Hip Hop heavyweights melding their talents isn’t anything out of the ordinary. However, considering Meek and Drake’s sordid history, it’s a sonic reunion not everyone necessarily expected.
Drake leads the song with, “Back home, smokin’ legal (Legal)/I got more slaps than The Beatles (Beatles)/Foreign shit runnin’ on diesel, dawg/Playin’ with my name, that shit is lethal, dawg (Who you see, what?)/Don Corleone/Trust me, at the top it isn’t lonely (Strapped).”
Meek comes in with, “I could fit like 80 racks in my Amiris (80 racks)/Me and Drizzy back-to-back, it’s gettin’ scary (Back-to-back).”
The track ends with a quick outro from Future.
The bad blood between Meek and Drake started to boil in 2015 when the Philly MC accused the 6 God of using a ghostwriter for his feature on Meek’s 2015 track “R.I.C.O.” From there, a ping-pong game of diss tracks kicked off, culminating with Drake’s “Back To Back,” which Meek called “a hot record but a weak diss.”
Drake took the high road in the wake of Meek’s 2017 arrest and called for his freedom. Meek was eventually released from Chester State Prison in April after serving roughly five-and-a-months for probation violations. In September, Drake surprised his fans when he brought Meek out at his Philly tour stop.
Coupled with their “Going Bad” collab, it looks like their beef is as dead as the animal it came from.
Championships also features JAY-Z, Rick Ross, Kodak Black, Ella Mai, 21 Savage and Cardi B, among others.