By Rahul Lal
Rapper Meek Mill has been the topic of conversation over the last couple years due to (among other things) his beefs with Drake, The Game and even Philly legend Beanie Sigel. But he’s also put out a lot of music.
With DC4 (a continuation of the Dreamchasers releases from 2011-2013), Meek mixes in a mix of young and experienced talent like Tory Lanez, Lil Uzi Vert, Quavo, Young Thug, 21 Savage, Pusha T, French Montana, Nicki Minaj and even brought back Lil Snupe for a verse.
There’s a lot to take in on the new release, but here are five tracks that should get some play in your headphones.
“Offended” (feat. Young Thug & 21 Savage)
Just a few days removed from the release of “Sneakin’” by Drake and 21 Savage, Meek revealed a hit called “Offended” with him and one of the hottest rappers in the game these days, Young Thug. This song is definitely going to be played a lot over the next couple months. Don’t sleep on these shooters’ flow. And yes, 21 Savage is in-demand enough to appear on tracks by both Drake and Meek Mill in the same week, keep an eye on him.
“Outro” (feat. Lil Snupe & French Montana)
For those unfamiliar with Dream Chasers Records, the record label was created by Meek back in 2012, one of the first artists he signed was Lil Snupe who was on his way to huge things before being murdered in Summer 2012. Meek does Lil Snupe a lot of justice on this track by resurrecting him via a pre-recorded verse. Any hip-hop fan has to appreciate the homage and they sound just like classic Meek and Snupe all over again.
“Two Wrongs” (feat. Guardon Banks & Pusha T)
Another recent trending topic was when Drake went out and dissed Pusha T. Pusha teams up with Meek for a hard-hitting song where the two serve for a great contrast with the smooth voice of Banks. As always, Pusha uses his lyricism and sobering voice to paint a story.
“Litty” (feat. Tory Lanez)
Tory Lanez dropped his debut studio album over the summer and let the world know he’s here to stay. On “Litty,” you can hear him with his typical R&B infused trap sound with Meek providing one of the hottest verses on the entire album. As Tory says, “They be making memes, I be making millions.” There’s also a Quentin Miller diss in here; Miller has been rumored to be Drake’s ghost writer (although Miller has denied this).
It’s hard to leave “Blessed Up” and “Way Up” (feat. Tracy T) off this list of five songs but Meek absolutely kills it on “Blue Notes.” He raps over “Midnight Blues” (by British guitarist Snowy White) and his style hits even harder when put side to side with this slow paced sample. This really shows off a different type of versatility we don’t see with Meek that often.