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Meek Mill Borrows Drake’s Timestamp Series for ‘5AM in Philly’

The Philly Rapper gets reflective on new track.

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Meek Mill took inspiration from Drake. Released his song called “5AM In Philly” as part of his timestamp series. You can give it a listen below.

In this track which came out Friday Meek shares his reflections through his rap lyrics, touching on topics, like the Israel Palestine conflict dealing with friends who are incarcerated or deceased and other relevant issues.

“Chopper by the bed, glizzy by the door / How you think I’m supposed to live when only thing I see is war? / Yesterday, was on the ‘Gram, I seen a baby on the floor / They said they hit him with a bomb, and that kid ain’t with his mom / And I’m used to seein’ death ’cause I’m from Philly where niggas die / Where the blacks kill blacks and I can’t even tell you why,” Meek raps.

Meek’s “5 AM in Philly” aligns well with Drakes series known for it’s lyrics and clever wordplay. Drake initiated this timestamp series back in 2010 with “9AM in Dallas” from his album “Thank Me Later ” and continued with tracks like “5AM in Toronto ” “6PM in New York ” “4PM in Calabasas ” “7AM in Bridle Path ” and “8AM in Charlotte.”

Meek employed the idea of timestamps to document events whereas Kendrick Lamar used it to spark a feud, with Drake. During their conflict K Dot released a track named “6;16 LA,” where he confronted the artist from Toronto and exposed a mole, within his OVO team.

“Are you finally ready to play have-you-ever? Let’s see / Have you ever thought that OVO is workin’ for me? / Fake bully, I hate bullies, you must be a terrible person / Everyone inside your team is whispering that you deserve it / Can’t Toosie Slide up outta this one, it’s just gon’ resurface / Every dog gotta have its day, now live in your purpose / It was fun until you started to put money in the streets / Then lost money ’cause they came back with no receipts,” Kendrick raps.