DJ Drama started a huge debate recently after he said Lil Uzi Vert’s “Just Wanna Rock” is Philly’s new anthem, overtaking the intro to Dreams and Nightmares by Meek Mill. While both tracks are undeniably iconic, the choice is tough given that Meek’s intro’s been around for over a decade. In fact, he took to Twitter to defend his longstanding banger, citing its longevity and acclaim. “Intro been lighting the world for 10 years!” he tweeted yesterday (February 2) after Drama’s take spread. “Like shaking rooms for years!”
Furthermore, the Gangsta Grillz legend said that Uzi’s newest hit is the new dominant track in Philly, especially after they walked the Eagles out to their Super Bowl-affirming game last Monday (January 30). Moreover, TMZ spoke to Drama shortly after the victory. “I think it’s fair to say that ‘Just Wanna Rock’ has replaced — with all due respect — ‘Dreams and Nightmares’ as the new anthem of Philadelphia,” Drama stated. “As the new anthem of the Philadelphia Eagles this year, I’m looking forward to hearing that song many, many times [during] Super Bowl weekend.”
Of course, the DJ’s words caused many to weigh in on the match-up. While ‘Just Wanna Rock’ is currently one of the biggest songs in the world, many blasted Drama for his take. For example, one fan wrote “Biggest difference is Meek Mill got an ANTHEM and Lil uzi is a hot SONG.” Another commented “That don’t sound like Philly music,” which even people from outside the city seem to agree with. “I’m not even from Philly…Dreams and Nightmares all day,” someone posted.
However, many also pointed out that of course the 44-year-old supported an artist on his label. “It’s Drama’s label so of course he gonna say that,” a fan pointed out. “But let’s just dead the debate n go back to Freeway’s ‘What we do’ !” which is another strong contender. Still, which song do you think wins in this debate? Whatever the case, let us know in the comments and nominate songs missing in the Philly anthem discussion