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30 July, 2015 - RollingStone.com
The beef between Meek Mill and Drake might be the biggest (or second biggest) story in hip-hop now, but as Hannibal Buress proved on Wednesday night's Why, a pair of diss tracks, Twitter jabs and ghostwriting accusations haven't pushed the feud into the general consciousness. To get the true magnitude of the rap beef's reverberations, Buress traveled to the one Los Angeles neighborhood "that you go to talk about hip-hop": Beverly Hills. Hannibal Buress Talks Death Threats From Bill Cosby Fans During the man-on-the-street segment, Buress asked numerous Beverly Hills denizens, "Who is Meek Mill?" Only one person could identify the rapper, however, mainly because of who Meek Mill is dating. "I think he's sleeping with Nicki Minaj," the responder said, adding that he didn't know any Meek Mill songs. Drake didn't fare any better as Beverly Hills dwellers were just as clueless about the Toronto rapper, although one woman wondered whether Drake was from Nickelodeon's Drake & Josh fame. As for the ghostwriting allegations, "Everybody steals everything. This is Beverly Hills," one resident said. Why? also featured a performance by Brooklyn rapper Jean Grae, who teamed with the series' in-house DJ Flying Lotus and producer Terrace Martin to deliver a live rendition of her track "Before the Summer Broke." "Hannibal asked me to do 'Before The Summer Broke' on Why? I sighed. REALLY hard song for me to perform, so I don't usually. But I did. Tonite," Grae tweeted before the episode aired. "It's hard song to perform. I've only broken on 2 songs. That one and doing 'U&Me' live. Sooo, you know. Watch Why? and see me being weird." Related Hannibal Buress Tracks Down Top Twitter Troll Amy Schumer Hear Drake Demolish Meek Mill on 'Back to Back' Freestyle Watch Hannibal Buress Troll PETA Protestors in 'Why?' Bit
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Arthur J. Lamb - A Bird In A Gilded Cage lyrics

The ballroom was filled with fashion's throng,
It shone with a thousand lights;
And there was a woman who passed along,
The fairest of all the sights.
A girl to her lover then softly sighed,
"There's riches at her command."
"But she married for wealth, not for love," he cried!
"Though she lives in a mansion grand."
Cho: "She's only a bird in a gilded cage,
A beautiful sight to see.
You may think she's happy and free from care,
She's not, though she seems to be.
'Tis sad when you think of her wasted life
For youth cannot mate with age;
And her beauty was sold for an old man's gold,
She's a bird in a gilded cage."
I stood in a churchyard just at eve,
When sunset adorned the west;
And looked at the people who'd come to grieve
For loved ones now laid at rcst.
A tall marble monument marked the grave
Of one who'd been fashion's queen;
And I thought, "She is happier here at rest,
Than to have people say when seen: "