Accolades and features abound, Meek Mill's "Dreamchasers 2" makes mixtape history.
The day after his 25th birthday Meek Mill released Dreamchasers 2. In one day, it became the most downloaded mixtape in recorded history. It seems the sleeper has awoken, and the dreamâs become reality.Â
Once upon a time, the Maybach Music Empire was just one man hustlinâ. Metaphorical bricks flipped, multiplied and the roster grew into a trinity. Rick Ross signed Wale and Meek Mill in February of 2011. That summer the trio released the collaborative effort, âSelf Made Vol. 1.â Therein the world was introduced to the monolith that is Meek Mill. Leading the effort with Boss assisted bangers, Mill soon followed up his successful singles with a full-fledged mixtape. Dreamchasers expanded upon his introductory sound. Therein trunk rattling bass backed up his bravado, but this was just the beginning.
Less than a year later Meek and Drama have unleashed their record setting sequel, but itâs more than just a successor, itâs a crowning achievement. This time around the beats are more eclectic. From old school samples to certified street heat, Meek doesnât slip on sound selection. âBurnâ and âRacked Up Shawtyâ offer fans a return to his relentless flow. However, the scales are balanced with songs like âAmenâ wherein faithful notes are stroked, and âReady or Notâ wherein classic chords are echoed. Last but not least âA1 Everythingâ is equipped with a set of strings reminiscent of Final Fantasy fight music.
Yet instrumentals are only half of the excellence embedded in this passion project, lyrics and concepts must also be mentioned. Speaking of the latter âUse to Beâ is an excellent example. This album worthy song embodies ambition by poetically discussing the struggle to succeed. Then there is âBig Dreams,â a great track highlighting Meek Millâs lyrical prowess: âTrying to touch a million dollars and Iâm like a dime awayâ¦ I was sixteen on my little knees, asking the Lord please can I get a little cheese! It was hard outâ¦ in the jungle where niggaâs will rip your heart out!â These honest reflections about what dream chasing truly equates to make this compilation a truly inspiring endeavor.Â
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Lastly, the features throughout are seemingly endless: Drake, Big Sean, Kendrick Lamar, French Montana, Wale and several others add their vocals to this artistic outing. Rick Rossâ sole appearance is an enjoyable one. Playing the supportive elder statesman on âEveryday,â Ross solidifies the fact that Meek is an asset to the squad. And Mac Miller on the remix of âHouse Partyâ shines as one of the most enjoyable guest appearances overall. The accolades are well deserved, and the reverie is far from over, as Dreams and Nightmares are still forthcoming.
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