Words By Medina
What a year it’s been for Meek Mill. From cuffing the current Queen of Hip-Hop to landing a no. 1 album on the Billboard 200, it seemed as if his post-jail comeback season was in full effect. That was until he found himself on the losing end of the most memorable rap beef of the past few years.
Meek remained fairly quiet after he got bodied on “Back to Back,” licking his wounds and preparing his next move. Now, with the announcement and art work out for Dreamchasers 4, he hits a crucial point in his career. In order to rebound from his epic loss, here are a few things this new tape must have to help us forget about the beef that birthed a million memes.
1. No mention of Drake whatsoever
At this point any mention of Aubrey overt or subliminal would only serve to hurt Meek’s cause. Sure, you could come with hot diss track or punchline, but the verdict has been out and there’s not much that can change that. It’s best to just keep the whole subject locked tightly away in the “L” column and keep it pushing.
2. More appropriate features
It was cool to hear Meek sharing songs with the likes of Future and other big stars on DWMTM. Yet many of those features rendered him outshined or uncomfortable. We can’t resurrect Lil Snupe but let’s leave the August Alsina features to Kid Ink.
It’d be wise to link up with some fellow Philly rappers as a show of good faith. A collaboration with young upstart like Lil Uzi Vert, who paid homage to Meek in the past, or an elder statesman like Beanie Sigel might restore a bit of faith from the city that raised him. With their past beefs supposedly settled, an AR-AB feature could be a good look too, seeing as the two rappers have finally made peace.
Rounding out the features should be another MMG artist like Omarion, whose current buzz could help expose Meek to markets he might not reach. Ultimately, Meek must carry the tape but support from his fellow labelmates and the City of Brotherly Love would help to put up a unified front. Such a concerted effort would let the world know he’s not going anywhere.