It’s safe to say that Meek Mill is the undisputed loser in a war of words, (and schick,) that was spewed in an effort to discredit fellow rapper Drake. But now that the smoke has cleared and Drake has been declared victorious, what does the dismissal of facts say about us? The listening public? Maybe it says that most of us don’t care how a good song is made, we only care about consuming good music.
Meek and his cronies made a fairly good case against Drake, alleging the R.I.C.O. rapper uses “reference tracks” in the creation of his most popular songs, but in the end it fell on deaf ears because we the general public don’t give a hoot about the process, we just want a bumpin’ track we can put on blast.
If in-fact Drake did utilize reference tracks to craft some of his biggest hits, it would be nothing new to the creative process going way back to the fifties. Continue reading