After years of waiting -- Dreams & Nightmares dropped in October 2012 -- Meek Mill will finally be dropping his sophomore album, Dreams Worth More Than Money, next week.
Since his release from prison in December of last year, we've heard new music from the Philly native, from "B-Boy" to "Monster." But, when he dropped the tracklist for the album on Tuesday night, neither of those songs appeared. In fact, "Check" was the only song on the 14-track project that's been released so far.
So, what will the new album sound like? Of course, we won't know for sure until next week, but, based on the tracklist and features, we decided to take some guesses.
Meek set a ridiculously high bar with the intro to his debut. If this one is even half as good, it'll be memorable. But let's be honest -- hopefully it's twice as good.
"Classic" feat. Swizz Beatz
A classic Swizz Beatz beat, anyone?
"Jump Out the Face" feat. Future
This could give us high-energy Meek (is there another kind?) and Fewtch spazzing on the track and any and all haters.
"All Eyes on You" feat. Chris Brown & Nicki Minaj
Breezy sings love-soaked chorus as the halves of Omeeka become lyrically one on this rap ballad. (Also, Nicki captioned the above post, "All Eyes on You.")
How 'bout a vocal sample from the trillest of them all, the Trill OG himself, Bun B?
"R.I.C.O." feat. Drake
Can they capture the "Amen" feel on this one? Will they even try to? Or go for something more thunderous? And will the chorus be them rapping, in unison, "Regular Individuals Can't Overcome -- R.I.C.O.!!!"? Maybe.
"I Got the Juice"
If there's ever going to be a 2Pac sample on this album, it'll be on this song, with a classic line or monologue from the late rapper's performance in the 1992 movie "Juice."
That is, unless, the 'Pac sample comes here. I mean, how can you call a song "Ambitionz" and not sample that classic piano riff on "Ambitionz az a Ridah."
"Pullin Up" feat. the Weeknd
Dare I say, Meek gets explicit about all the things he does and wants to do to Nicki? With the Weeknd on the track, why not go X-rated?
We know this one.
"Been That" feat. Rick Ross
This has gotta be one of those reliable Meek/Ricky tag team bangers, with a hook everyone will want to chant out together: "King of my city? Yeah, I been that!/ Biggest Boss? Yeah, I been that!/ Counting money? Yeah, I been that!/ MMG run this? Yeah, we been that!"
Bad for You f. Nicki Minaj
Omeeka love, times two -- just like on Nicki's album.
Channeling his inner Luda?
"Cold Hearted" feat. Diddy
You don't get Diddy on your album unless you're getting some old-school sh-t-talk. And as the album closer? Yeah, gotta be.