The highly anticipated Meek album comes right as the year of 2018 concludes and highlights people of unfortunate backgrounds, especially African Americans, and how they have made it to the “championship” against all odds. Meek Mill illustrates the plight of the African American people in America and shares his own personal story, specifically emphasizing his childhood in the rough neighborhoods of north Philadelphia. It also dives into his recent prison sentencing and his opinions on the current inequality in the United States criminal justice system. Overall, this album is definitely solid and we will be going over what parts really hit and what parts missed the mark.
Uptown Vibes ft. Anuel AA, Fabolous
Splash Warning ft. Young Thug, Future, Roddy Ricch
Going Bad ft. Drake
Tic Tac Toe ft. Kodak Black
24/7 ft. Ella Mai
Stuck in My Ways
Dangerous feat. Jeremih, PnB Rock
The Intro song is a great starting point that evokes Meek Mill’s classic pump up vibe but in a different manner with the inclusion of Phil Collins’s “I Can Feel it in the Air Tonight”. Meek strays away from his usual style of intense beats with a fast pace to a more funky, soulful essence with songs like 24/7, Championships, and Uptown Vibes. However, he still maintains his strong, hard-hitting voice with largely unfiltered lyrics. Sometimes the hard-hitting lyrics/tone of voice doesn’t pair well with the 808’s he uses in his songs, which may cause some songs to fall a little flat. Like we mentioned previously, this is a solid album that, although wasn’t as strong as Wins and Losses, is still a good sequel.
Album Grade– B+