From Tory Lanez (a Canadian RnB singer), to Chris Brown; then Tyga and later Meek Mills, rappers are not seeming to get enough of Drake.
A Canadian rapper born Aubrey ‘Drake’ Graham to an African-American father and Jewish mom (who later divorced when he was just 5years old); Drake has successfully branded himself the deity of the Toronto rap scene in his song “6 God” from his past mixtape, If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late.
November 2015, Drake alongside Universal Music Canada promoted “6 Views” on a 30-x-60 foot Clear channel billboard on a highway in his native country Canada which generated a lot of controversy with its minimalistic visuals of a ‘praying hand’ and an intriguing copy “6 God is watching”.
Passersby posted photos to Twitter and Instagram, where speculation about its connotation ricocheted into news coverage, none of which was helped by an equally cryptic post on Instagram from Drake himself. Chris Advansun (head of digital technology at Clear Channel Canada) was quoted as saying,…” the billboard itself looked like it could have been designed by a panda bear on a 1993 IBM Thinkpad, but that didn’t matter”.
In July 2015, rapper Meek Mill dissed Drake on Twitter, calling him out for not tweeting his album out. On July 25, 2015, Drake premiered a track, titled “Charged Up” that is seen as a response to Meek Mill’s allegations.
On July 28, 2015, Drake dropped yet another diss track about Meek Mill called ” Back to Back ” in which he addressed ghostwriting accusations, among other topics. The lyrics of “Back to Back” went viral, especially the phrases “Trigger fingers turn to Twitter fingers” (calling Meek out for hiding behind Twitter) and “Is that a world tour or your girl’s tour?” (calling Meek out for being overshadowed by his girlfriend, Nicki Minaj, while on tour). Meek Mill responded to Drake’s diss with a track of his own titled “Wanna Know”, in which he poked fun at some of his rival’s embarrassing moments in the public eye, as well as revealing the ghostwritten verse Drake sampled for his song “Know Yourself”. Funkmaster Flex released multiple audio recordings of reference tracks featuring Quentin Miller performing the soon-to-be Drake songs, “10 Bands”, “Used To” and his guest verse on “R.I.C.O.”
Burger king and White castle fast foods have been known to use drake and meek mills’ feud as a marketing tool.
It is generally accepted that the name of Calabasas is derived from the Spanish calabaza meaning “pumpkin”, “squash”, or “gourd” (cf. calabash ). Some historians hold the theory that Calabasas is derived from the Chumash word calahoosa which is said to mean “where the wild geese fly.” Owing to vast presence of wild squash plants in the area, the squash theory is more prevalent among local residents. At the top of the Calabasas grade, which is east of Las Virgenes Road on the original El Camino Real, legend has it in 1824 a Basque rancher from Oxnard spilled a wagon-load of pumpkins on the road en route to Los Angeles. The following spring, hundreds of pumpkin seeds sprouted alongside the road. The area was named Las Calabasas – the place where the pumpkins fell.
In honor of its namesake, the City of Calabasas and the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce hold an annual Pumpkin Festival in October, including carnival games, exhibits, demonstrations, and live entertainment. The festival has evolved from a small-town fair to a significant annual event. Though the current Pumpkin Festival is held at Juan Bautista de Anza Park in Calabasas, the original festival was believed to have taken place where the traveling wagon carrying pumpkins overturned and started the area’s first pumpkin patch.
The city’s official logo, depicting a red-tailed hawk flying over the Santa Monica Mountains, symbolizes a commitment to preserving the community’s natural beauty and semirural quality of life. This logo is featured on the Calabasas City flag which is flown in front of City Hall and hangs in the City Council Chambers.
On saturday at 4:00 PM PST, Canadian rapper Drake released the song “4 PM in Calabasas”, continuing his “Time in City” series, a DISS track aimed at rapper Joe BUDDEN, P DIDDY and Chris Brown.
Joe BUDDEN had called out P DIDDY on twitter for not replying Drizzy.
DIDDY only replied via his twitter page posting “POSITIVE VIBES ONLY”!
Download ” 4pm in Calabasa”: here
View diss lyrics here
Read more about Drake here
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