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Meek Mill – Dreams & Nightmares (Album Review)

Dreamsandnightmares

Before Meek Mill was known as twitter fingers, I referred to him as Mr. Temper Tantrum, and with this album, Mr. Temper Tantrum finally got his opportunity to tell his story.

Doesn’t Meek Mill remind you of a late 90’s rapper? Remember the 90’s rappers that in one line can talk about gunplay, and in another line talk about how much money they have? It’s like those rappers that have the right balance of street/ignorance/lyrical ability I need from my MC; with that being said, I truly do look forward to hearing this album from him.


TOP 5

5. RICH & FAMOUS (4.5/5)

This is definitely one of my favorite cuts off this album; it’s like bragging, but in a way that is a little more ardent than the usual bragging.

Doesn’t the random singer keep the song feeling hood authentic? (It just wouldn’t feel the same if you got Trey Songz to sing this right?).

Meek is all the way real on this track, as he’s talking about what he can make his potential girl into (which would eventually be Nicki!). I can’t even make myself rich or famous, so I can’t even do that for no girl….Not now!

4. WHO YOUR AROUND (5/5)

I Love this track! Both Mary J and Meek on a collaboration like this is pure gold. I feel like combined, they have this whole REAL vibe to their sound that not too many singers and rappers can achieve. The song is deep, and Meek genuinely sounds hurt on it.

3. MAYBACH CURTAINS (5/5)

This track is DEFINITELY better than Rick Ross’s last 2 Maybach music songs… This should’ve been Ross’s Maybach Music IV.

John Legend sounds great on this track! Matter of fact, John Legend solidifies the greatness of this track.

Meek Mill sounds like that ‘up and coming’ rapper that is thankful for his positioning on this song. His approach fits well, especially considering that two OG’s are also on the song with him.

Nas is on the track, and he’s yapping quite a bit on it; matter of fact, his part is a bit blah. Rick Ross is also on the track, and he tortures blesses us with a verse about someone elses his life. I may have to do a background check on Ross.

2. AMEN (5/5)

I ain’t gon lie, I love this song! I just hate the fact that they are almost making a mockery of religion! (I wonder if it was thunder-storming during the making of this song?)

Isn’t it hilarious how Jeremih has received little to no recognition for the song? I can definitely see Jeremih spazzing on MMG like Roscoe did Kanye West!

The track has a very subtle church sound to it, but at the same time has this club bop to it too. Meek raps with this braggadocios demeanor, as he describes the ways our Lord and Savior has blessed him.

Drake raps similar to Meek, but he’s a little more aggressive in his content, as it seems like he’s cussing rappers out more than bragging. Nonetheless, both of their verses are good.

1. DREAMS & NIGHTMARES (5/5)

This might be one of the best intros in music history! On this song, Meek is hungry as hell, and the beat matches the toughness. The song kinda has that whole ‘One mic’ feel to it, where he’s gradually getting more and more aggressive in his delivery.

Meek attacks a beat like Russell Westbrook attacks the rim.


OVERALL RATING

 7.8/10

The one word I would use to describe this album is ‘safe’: Meek doesn’t go too far outside his lane on this album, and I like that.

Throughout, Meeks Lyrical content keeps the album interesting; His emotion on each track draws you in greatly for sure.

TDreamsandnightmareshis would’ve been a great second album, but as the first it’s simply “ok”

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