Meek Mill has had a rollercoaster 12 months, however he’s ending 2018 robust.
After spending practically 5 months in jail, the Philly rapper got here out swinging on the regulation. Joining the dialog surrounding racial disparities within the prison justice system, Meek has been shedding gentle on how Black youth are focused and stored behind bars for prolonged durations of time. And moreover getting politically lively, the Wins & Losses lyricist can also be killing on the music entrance, having simply dropped his extremely anticipated fourth studio album.
Possibly his most memorable venture so far, Championships boasted unbelievable options from mentor Jay-Z, rap newcomer Cardi B, Fabolous, and even former rap nemesis Drake. Meek tugged at heartstrings on “Trauma,” Hov made his relationship with Kanye West clear on “What’s Free,” Drizzy and Meek reunited in a second of cohesion on “Going Bad” …and that was solely the start. Listen to the total album right here.
After releasing the venture to rave critiques, Meek hit up Elliott Wilson‘s CRWN collection this week and dished on every little thing from how Jay-Z’s verse happened to being motivated by Drake’s “Back to Back” diss document and having dinner with Bey and Hov. He additionally gave recommendation to the upcoming technology of rappers and mentioned utilizing his platform to talk on necessary points, plus Kevin Hart coming to go to him in jail.
Watch the interview TIDAL above, plus a number of highlights under.
On Getting A Hov Feature For Championships
“I symbolize the trail that Hov created—a younger hustler from Marcy tasks that turned a billionaire. That’s the sh*t I grew up on and the kind of music I grew up on and the issues I needed to be. I spent a bit of my life sipping lean, for a brief time frame, popping percs…however that was by no means my way of life…I grew up on being a hustler and flipping cash and doubling cash and making an attempt to maneuver your loved ones out the hood and being a boss. So, I all the time needed that Jay-Z characteristic. He got here via this time. Shoutout to Hov!”
On His Favorite Bar In Hov’s Verse
“My favourite half is ‘I ain’t bought a billion streams, I bought a billion .’”
On Squashing The Beef With Drake And Coming Together For The Album
“Lots of people don’t know me and Drake been contacting one another for a 12 months, but it surely’s like I’m not with the pretend shit. I’m not with the, simply attempt to act like I’m cool with you to do a document. If we battle otherwise you bought beef with any person on the street, you don’t wanna…have an issue with them, after which the subsequent day y’all bought y’all arm round one another. It take time—he gotta be prepared, I gotta be prepared for that sh*t.”
Watch the clip up high to listen to tales from the rapper about his time in jail, that point Jay Z by accident performed “Back To Back” throughout a double date with Meek, Nicki Minaj, and Beyoncé, and extra.