DJ Drama Says Lil Uzi Vert Replaced Meek Mill With Philly’s Anthem

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AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 18: Lil Uzi Vert (L) and Meek Mill pose during the Make Trap Great Again showcase at Stubb's Bar-B-Que during the 2017 SXSW Conference And Festivals on March 18, 2017 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
DJ Drama comes through with a hot take on Philadelphia's anthem.

DJ Drama doesn’t think Meek Mill’s iconic Dreams & Nightmares intro has the same grip on Philadelphia as it once did. This week, the iconic Gangsta Grillz DJ caught up with TMZ following the Eagles' win on Sunday. As the team marched out with Lil Uzi Vert at the front of their parade, the rapper’s single, “Just Wanna Rock” blared through the speaker system. As a result, Drama thinks Uzi’s “Just Wanna Rock” replaced Meek Mill’s “Dreams & Nightmares” intro as the official anthem of Philadelphia right now.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - AUGUST 28: Lil Uzi Vert and Meek Mill attend 40/40 Club Celebrates 18-Year Anniversary With Star-Studded Event at 40 / 40 Club on August 28, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Shareif Ziyadat/Getty Images for 40/40 Club)

“I think it’s fair to say that ‘I Just Wanna Rock’ has replaced — with all due respect — ‘Dreams and Nightmares’ as the new anthem of Philadelphia. As the new anthem of the Philadelphia Eagles this year,” Drama said. “I’m looking forward to hearing that song many, many times [during] Super Bowl weekend.”

It might be an overreach to say that it’s replaced “Dreams & Nightmares.” After the Eagles won on Sunday, videos emerged of Meek Mill’s hit record playing through the Philadephia streets. Meek was incredibly excited after the Eagles win, as well. He later offered to perform at a club for free to celebrate the victory. 

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - SEPTEMBER 04: Meek Mill and Lil Uzi Vert on September 04, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Shareif Ziyadat/WireImage)

“Just Wanna Rock” appears to be the launching point of Uzi’s long-awaited project, Pink Tape. Earlier this month, Uzi came through with a high-energy performance of the single at the Apollo Theater for Drake's show. Perhaps, we could see a new single drop sometime soon. 

The rapper hinted at the release of Pink Tape last year before he dropped off Red + White. He hasn’t provided a clear release date on the project, though he indicated that it would drop in February. Considering the momentum that “Just Wanna Rock” built in recent times, it feels like February is a better time than any for the follow-up to Eternal Atake

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Aron A. is a features editor for HotNewHipHop. Beginning his tenure at HotNewHipHop in July 2017, he has comprehensively documented the biggest stories in the culture over the past few years. Throughout his time, Aron’s helped introduce a number of buzzing up-and-coming artists to our audience, identifying regional trends and highlighting hip-hop from across the globe. As a Canadian-based music journalist, he has also made a concerted effort to put spotlights on artists hailing from North of the border as part of Rise & Grind, the weekly interview series that he created and launched in 2021. Aron also broke a number of stories through his extensive interviews with beloved figures in the culture. These include industry vets (Quality Control co-founder Kevin "Coach K" Lee, Wayno Clark), definitive producers (DJ Paul, Hit-Boy, Zaytoven), cultural disruptors (Soulja Boy), lyrical heavyweights (Pusha T, Styles P, Danny Brown), cultural pioneers (Dapper Dan, Big Daddy Kane), and the next generation of stars (Lil Durk, Latto, Fivio Foreign, Denzel Curry). Aron also penned cover stories with the likes of Rick Ross, Central Cee, Moneybagg Yo, Vince Staples, and Bobby Shmurda.