Meek Mill

Mixtape Review: Meek Mill’s “Dreamchasers 2”

Rating: 8 / 10

Meek Mill may be the hottest rapper in the world right now. Coming off a breakout year, being signed to a powerhouse label (Maybach Music Group), and keeping his name relevant with standout guest appearances in between, he makes an impressive case for the position. With an enormous amount of hype surrounding him, it’s sink or swim for the Philly native and his latest project, Dreamchasers 2.

The Intro begins with a clip of Mike Tyson popping off at the mouth brashly, then proceeds to see Meek Mill rival this fierceness with killer raps (“I’m getting’ money/Must be Illuminati/ They think I signed up ‘cause I just got a new Ferrari”). One of the best with wordplay, the entire tape showcases his lyrical skill. Flexin’ and Everyday both have heavy production and see Meek throw around hot lines like ones at a strip club; frequent and almost carelessly. A-1 Everything features Kendrick Lamar, and he gruffs his way through the fast-paced song, (I got a bus full of b*tches/ Call that Jerome Bettis). However, the best track here is Burn, featuring  Big Sean who outshines Mill and propels the song to anthem-level heights (“Bad b*tch in her cha-cha/ Grabbin’ on her chi-chi’s”). The mixtape is composed of hard beats and hard rhymes; it’s the sort of quality street music that’s very hard to resist.

Another standout is Amen– a more feel-good song with no shortage of quality rapping, featuring Drake. Meek Mill attempts to balance out the boastful rhymes with different tones of music, like the afore mentioned; Use To Be does a decent job at creating a ominous, inspirational record, but the adaptation of Ready or Not does it better.Take U Home features both Wale and Big Sean and is sure to divide fans and critics alike. Sampling the chorus of the ’80s hit by Lisa Lisa and the Cult Jam, some may see it as innovative and neat, while others will deem it wack in mere seconds. Posse cuts Racked Up Shawty (Fabolous, French Montana) and “House Party Remix (Fabolous, Wale, Mac Miller) do their job of keeping the flow of good music going. Meek doesn’t have to stray away from bragging since he’s good at it.

If you like rap, you’ll most likely find something to like on this record. There is no denying the slick lines that Meek Mill kicks; he’s as hot as Young Jeezy was back in the early 2000’s. Because he’s with MMG, all of his production is top-tier, and he has no trouble getting high-profile guest appearances. There are some sub-par tracks on the record, but ultimately Meek Mill just raised his buzz from its already tall heights. Dreamchasers 2 is too hard to hate.

  • atlantahiphopshop

    WEAK MILLS IS SUB PAR. EVERYTIME HE OPENS HIS MOUTH HE SPITS THE SAME THING IN THE SAME PATTERN. HE IS BORING AS HELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND CORNY!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • DaRealDJChrome

      yea u right on that shit i respect his hustle but he really light im still laughin cause it says he has lyrical skills he say some dumb shit alot elementary bars

      • phillyleaf215

        meek musta fucked ya baby mom ur a disgrace i hate niggas hating instead of repping ya city this for a bigger cause put ya hate aside thats y we will never make it u cosigning a nigga from atlanta where future is the hottest rapper compared to that b proud of meek AMEN!!!!!!!!!

      • Realtalk in my opinion. Most atl rappers are weak as hell to me and im from the south..stay in atl rite now..Future makes good hooks and picks good beats thats it..Meek Mill sounds da same every track so it gets really boring after a while although he can spit dat fire cause the thing is Ive heard old shit where he rip da shit apart and im looking for that to come back in him

      • DaRealDJChrome

        and i fuckin hate future my remix had Jeezy on it and Reed and cassidy 2 lyricist from philly future was on there for views nigga i rep my city to the fullest my opinion aint gonna change anything he doing it took me days to reply to u cause i do shit in my life nigga u replied the same day Nigga Just be Cyber thuggin with nothing to do in your life real rap

  • ..Don’t be a hater cause FUTURE bout to be the PAST

  • ulostatlife

    Was never a Meek Mill fan but this tape was heat…Can’t be mad at his grind at all…

  • The Brain

    Did you guys even hear the mixtape?? How could you say it isn’t good? If that’s not good, than name a few recent mixtapes that are better than his….

    • Reggie Derrickson

      4eva n a day, macadelic shit stalley mixtape was boring but had more substance than meeks

  • Negro Peligro

    I get bored with it. Cause he rap the same thing over and over. I mean he has some hard songs.  But it kind of lulls you.  

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  • PorchBoySlim

    this mixtape is lame to me….all his verses sound the same…I was feeling his last mixtape but this one is a no go…he aint really talking about nothing…and now im starting to hate the nigga voice

  • Its just alright. Didnt like it at first. Next one should be more exclusive. To many heard before songs on it.I fuks wit Meek though.Gillies King Of Philly Hosted By DJ Drama Is Much Harder, No Homo. 7Mile All Day Boi.

  • Detroit Chick

    It was okay.. Not gona lie I expected it to be alil better, I downloaded it immediately, got hype when I heard amen even though i didnt care for drake being on it (he sucks imo) but the song ws dope. But after 4 or 5 tracks i ws ready to putmy j.cole shit bk on. I like his energy, kinda mystikal, dmx-ish but after a while he js get annoying. The tone of his voice is kinda whiney, Dude can rap but someone needs to tell him he dosent have to yell in the mic to deliver his lines with energy. He sounds  idk irritating after a min an i have to turn it off an then come bk to it later. “Flexin,Amen an A1” are my favs, i think take u home ws cool.I love lauryn hill an the fugees an i feel he did the ready or not sample no justice, he shouldve left tht alone lol.  Burn hmm tht didnt do anything for me, big sean is my hometown boy(detroit stand up) an his verse ws better than meek’s but thts not sayin much, they both delivered mediocre rhymes on tht one. Personally i thought the cha cha, grabbin on her chi’s chi’s line ws mad corny lol Of course production ws nice, thts the main reason i will stil bang it in the ride but all in all the mixtape gets 3 outta 5 stars from me. I know he can do better.

    • marcus john

      the truth is he does get annoying after while meek need to fix that

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