Meek Mill has released his much hyped sophomore album “Dreams Worth More Than Money”. Coming off from his debut album “Dreams and Nightmares” whose intro track is a resonant classic at this point. He is also gaining a lot of hate/attention lately of his beef with Drake, whom he called out for ghost-writing, causing drake to release two diss tracks at this point with Meek releasing one himself.
This album sees Meek taking a few more chances with the opening track “Lord Knows”, it has a Tory Lanez hook with a sample of Mozart's Lacrimosa. The utilisation of this classical piece could have easily been a massive flop to start out the album, but Meek and the production carries it and actually makes it one of the best songs on the album. For the most part however Meek plays it safe with trap, trendy chart focused beats, with rattling high hats and heavy sub bass. This is also shows in the massive amount of features on this album. Most of which were pretty lacking like Drake and some that surprised me like the Rick Ross hook. Although there is a massive amount of features Meek is still given a lot of room to breathe and is usually still the forefront of every song.
Meeks verses mainly focus on crime, sex, money and violence; you can say the Meek isn’t very deep for the most part. Mainly the lyrics are pretty basic and what you can expect from Meek at this point. But a few songs are a bit more retrospective, talking about greed and how that affects him. These little hints are all this album offers and I feel that there just weren’t enough of them to paint a clear picture.
Meek brings a lot of energy and a lot of charisma to this release. His delivery on nearly every song is over the top and ridiculously energetic. His high energetic verses mixed with some more pop rap choruses makes a unique blend that actually works pretty well.
Meek Mill has come through with a surprising sophomore album that shows Meek taking a few more chances while still playing it relatively safe. Meek was able to stay at the forefront of the album, even with song big name features like Drake, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown and Diddy. Meek Mill has definitely cemented himself as one of the biggest names in Hip Hop with this release; let’s hope this whole beef with Drake doesn’t hurt that in any way.
Written by Rhys Prka
Fav Tracks: Jump Out The Face, R.I.C.O, Lord Knows, Check, Classic
Least Fav: Cold Hearted
Release Date: June 29
Atlantic / Maybach