Meek Mill’s back! Well sorta… He’s not back with a full length but he is back with an EP just in time to capitalize on the newfound attention he’s been receiving since his (at the moment temporary) long sought after release from prison. It’s crazy to think about, but just a couple years ago people were raining all kinds of memes and insults his way after that Drake debacle, but ever since Wins & Losses and the #freemeekmill movement he’s somewhat turned into the people’s champ. He’s resilient to say the least, and that’s a major theme in the 4-track EP. He’s shown a ton of growth both personally and as an artist; no longer is everything just about rollies, cars, and women, but he touches on some real issues and does it exceptionally well. But then he also still does that turn up music better than most and “Dangerous” is probably the best ‘female-oriented’ song he’s ever put out. Legends Of The Summer is a short offering but it has me excited to hear what this newly re-energized Meek Mill can really bring to the table.
It’s a good listen (Drake doesn’t put out bad listens), but there’s a whole lot that I like on 'Scorpion' but almost nothing I loved. I don’t think I’ve ever skipped through a Drake project as much as I have here. There’s still quotables for days but you gotta get through a lot of uninspired filler to get to it.
If you know Freddie Gibbs then you already know his music is unapologetically hard, and 'Freddie' might be his hardest one yet. It's at the least, his most focused one. Only coming in at 10 tracks, there's not a moment, verse, or instrumental wasted.
The soundscapes are as gorgeous as anything Kanye's put out in the last 3 years - lush, grim, and just sparse enough to let Pusha T run wild; and run wild he does. It's high-art coke rap and it's about as cinematic as you can get with music.
They told us to hate each other before we learn how to walk
Mama taught you how to fight, fight, before she taught you how to write, right
And daddy locked down in the cell, can’t kiss you night, night
Monsters under the bed every night, feel like it’s fright night
Coke fumes in the air, mama holding on that pipe tight
And you catchin’ contact, but never mind that
Have you heard Legends Of The Summer? What’d you think about it? You like this new, more mature Meek Mill? Let me know in the comments below and be sure to leave your own ratings and reactions for the EP.
Meek Mill's shown a ton of growth both personally and as an artist; no longer is everything just about rollies, cars, and women, but he touches on some real issues and does it exceptionally well.