Monday, December 10, 2018

Meek Mill - Championships (2018)

The album will reportedly include songs about Meek Mill's "experiences and issues with social justice" following his release from prison earlier in 2018.

Championships serves as a reintroduction, of sorts, for the rapper. Its title refers to a feeling of accomplishment that Meek is finally comfortable embracing after a tumultuous few years in the limelight, including a bitter rap feud with onetime friend Drake (who officially closes out the beef with an appearance on Championships’ “Going Bad”), a high-profile breakup, and a stint in jail stemming from a probation violation related to a charge he caught roughly 10 years prior.

“I feel like I’m at a championship stage in my life,” Meek told Beats 1’s Ebro Darden. “I call it beating poverty, beating racism, beating the system, beating gun violence, beating the streets. Once I made it through all that, I got to a point in my life where I’ve been living good and balling, doing what I do.” The album is plenty celebratory, with the Philly rapper partying in New York City’s Washington Heights on “Uptown Vibes” and then showing off with the neighborhood’s queen, Cardi B, on “On Me.” “Splash Warning,” “Tic Tac Toe,” and “Stuck in My Ways” are all classic Meek-flexing (lest we forget that Meek gets money, that money buys nice cars, and that the women he courts love both money and nice cars).

But the MC breaks new ground on “What’s Free,” a song built on the Notorious B.I.G. classic “What’s Beef?,” where, alongside Rick Ross and JAY-Z, Meek breaks down the hurdles he must leap over to capitalize on the opportunities he’s created for himself. “Trauma,” too, is Meek rapping with conviction about prison’s parallels to slavery, as well as the plight of former NFL player-turned-activist Colin Kaepernick.

Championships, then, is the many sides of Meek—a rapper who speaks to the streets of Philadelphia as one of its biggest success stories and also a man compelled to talk about his country’s injustices as someone who has dealt with them head-on. “I don’t want to be an activist,” Meek told Ebro. “That’s not my goal. God put this on my lap where my situation brought attention to it. I want to address it and I want to do some real things, take action, do some real things that make change, but through my music.”
File Information:
Artist : Meek Mill
Album : Championships
Genre : Hip-Hop
Release : 2018
Tracks : 19
Quality: Mp3, 320 kbps
Total Size: 161 Mb
01. Intro
02. Trauma
03. Uptown Vibes (feat. Fabolous & Anuel AA)
04. On Me (feat. Cardi B)
05. What’s Free (feat. Rick Ross & JAY-Z)
06. Respect the Game
07. Splash Warning (feat. Future, Roddy Ricch and Young Thug)
08. Championships
09. Going Bad (feat. Drake)
10. Almost Slipped
11. Tic Tac Toe (feat. Kodak Black)
12. 24/7 (feat. Ella Mai)
13. Oodles O’ Noodles Babies
14. Pay You Back (feat. 21 Savage)
15. 100 Summers
16. Wit the Shits (W.T.S) [feat. Melii]
17. Stuck in My Ways
18. Dangerous (feat. Jeremih and PnB Rock)
19. Cold Hearted II


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