Meek Mill says he made a great album that "will sustain itself." He knows fans will support his LP when they are able too.
Meek Mill's debut album Dreams & Nightmares had the unfortunate timing of dropping mid-Hurricane Sandy. Although his first week sales projections took into account the fact that much of his fanÂ base inÂ New York was under water and may not be able to go cop the album opening week, Meek isn't worried.
Meek says he knows fans will purchase the album when they are able while reflecting on recent events. "This storm has been crazy," Meek said. "This is my first release, and I'm supposed to be so happy for it. But the same day my album came out, I was more worried about how my family was holding out and a tree falling on my house." Â Â
Hurricane Sandy was the largest storm to hit the East Coast in almost a century, and the effects of Sandy obviously left tons of retail outlets closed for business.Â "My focus wasn't on stores being closed," Meek explains, saying he was more worried about his family and friends then his LP.Â "I had a packed house, filled with my family, making sure they were good during this storm."Â
He added that he has faith in his fans,Â "I made a great album and it will sustain itself. Real people do real shit; my fans will buy the album when they are able to."
You can cop Dreams & Nightmares on iTunes now.