NBA Name-Drop: Meek Mill, Drake Shout Jason Terry on ‘Going Bad’
Meek Mill dropped his latest album, Championships, on November 30. Less than two weeks later, it shot to No. 1 on the Billboard 200, giving the Philadelphia native his second chart-topping LP—and a former NBA champion some shine along with it.
On the album’s latest single, “Going Bad” featuring Drake, Meek name-drops Jason Terry, a 19-year NBA veteran who won a title with the Dallas Mavericks in 2011:
I could fit like 80 racks in my Amiris (80 racks)
Me and Drizzy back-to-back, it’s gettin’ scary (Back-to-back)
If you fuckin’ with my opps, just don’t come near me (Get outta my way)
Put some bands all on your head like Jason Terry (Brrt, brrt, ooh)
For Meek, that line is both a reference to JET and a nod to longevity in the face of hardship. Jason, of course, took notice.
So did the music-loving public, at least as far as the whole song is concerned. “Going Bad” debuted at No. 6, giving Meek his first-ever Billboard Hot 100 single.
The artist known as Robert Rihmeek Williams is well-known for his connection to the NBA. He’s especially beloved by his hometown Philadelphia 76ers and their co-owner, Michael Rubin, who played a pivotal role in Meek’s release from prison this past April. The two have advocated for criminal justice reform as Meek passionately leads the brigade to empower the voiceless.
As for JET, don’t expect to see him back in the NBA for his 20th season unless the Mavs, Los Angeles Lakers or Golden State Warriors come calling.