The biggest losers in Drake’s beef with Kendrick Lamar

Metro Boomin

All of this is theoretically great for Metro and Future, who are certainly racking up many more streams off this drama than they would have otherwise. In practice, I’m not so sure. I say this not because Drake is “winning,” but because this beef is now the defining aspect of these double albums.

That was fine for Pusha-T, who was promoting a seven-song EP when he released “The Story of Adidon.” It worked out decidedly worse for Meek Mill: his sophomore album Dreams Worth More Than Money is much better than its predecessor, but its debut at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 was overshadowed by “Back to Back.”

While I wasn’t wowed on first listen, I’m open to the possibility that WE DON’T TRUST YOU and WE STILL DON’T TRUST YOU will grow on me. But as of writing, I’m skeptical. Just like Drake, Future is too big to fail, and 50 songs in a month is a lot. It would be an unwieldy amount even if all of the songs were uniformly excellent, and that’s simply not true.

Also, sorry but “Metro shut your hoe ass up and make some drums n***a” is crazy, speaking as someone old enough to remember when Hudson Mohawke said Metro didn’t do shit on “Father Stretch My Hands.” He better chop up another super-recognizable sample ASAP.


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