It's been a long time coming, but it sounds like we're finally close to the release of Meek Mill's anticipated sophomore album Dreams Worth More Than Money. The project was originally expected to drop last year, but those plans got derailed when the Philly rapper was incarcerated.
Now that he's back, Meek seems ready to go, telling the crowd at Hot 97's Summer Jam concert on Sunday that the album will arrive in June. If that's true, we've got less than three weeks left, and there are a few things we definitely want to hear on this project.
The real stories
We see enough of the flashy parts of Meek's lifestyle -- shopping sprees with Nicki and poppin' bottles with Diddy -- so we're looking forward to hearing more personal stories from the past few years. In recent interviews, Meek's admitted that his stint in jail last year really changed his perspective on things. Now we want to hear that on the record.
"Buy A Heart" part deuxGetty
Yes, that means a Nicki Minaj feature. We're counting "Buy A Heart" from the Pinkprint as Meek and Nicki's first big couple collaboration (there's also "Big Daddy"), and now we're ready for more. The Philly rapper appeared on two songs on the project, so it wouldn't be far fetched to expect her Minajesty to return the favor.
An "Outro" to remember
Meek blessed us with an unforgettable "Intro" on his debut album Dreams And Nightmares -- most people will argue that it was the highlight of his project -- and this time around we're hoping he'll flip it to the "Outro" and go just as hard. If Meek can top that track, fans will go crazy.
An MMG posse cut
Meek has made magic with Rick Ross on songs like "I'ma Boss" and Wale on "Ambition," but it's been awhile since we've gotten a good posse cut from the MMG camp. Seems like a good time for the crew to put their best bars forward, on Meek's anticipated LP.
A spotlight on Dreamchasers
We already know that Meek can line up great features, since he's already worked with artists like Drake, Big Sean and A$AP Ferg, but we're also hoping to see him give more love to artists on his fledgling label. In particular, we'd like to hear what Lee Mazin' has to offer on one of those new tracks.
A Cameo From His Son
Artists aren't shy about dedicating songs to their children (see Kanye's "Only One" and Jay Z's "Glory"), and while Meek proudly shares photos of his son on social media, we wouldn't be mad at a brief cameo on record. Does he have his dad's skills? How about some ad-libs, or a skit perhaps?