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Joe Carter’s 1993 World Series walk-off homerun

The internet, streets, lunchrooms and everywhere else have been buzzing today as Drake dropped his second Meek Mill diss record “Back to Back“. The cover art for the song is former MLB and Toronto Blue Jays slugger Joe Carter running the baseline, hands held high and mouth open from disbelief of what he had just done.

In the bottom of the ninth inning, in the 1993 MLB World Series, Carter hit a walk-off homerun against Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Mitch “Wild Thing” Williams to secure the Blue Jays repeat as World Series champions. Drake, of course, is from Toronto, while Meek Mill represents Philadelphia.

As Drake has claimed since the beginning of his career, he is going for the throne. So the subliminal message that we get just from the cover art is that Drake is solidifying that spot with this new song going at Meek Mill. At first glance, even if you knew the back story to the cover art, it would seem as if Drake was actually dissing Philly as well as Meek Mill.

However, the lyrics throughout “Back to Back” outwardly praise the City of Brotherly Love. One of the most unexpected shout outs Drake gave was to Philadelphia based artist Ar-Ab, an underground artist from the city’s north side who, not surprisingly, has had his own choice words for Meek Mill in the past. Now, #KingAb is supposedly signed OVO Sound.

Check out “Back to Back” below.

 

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