Wow. That’s really the first word that comes to mind on hearing this mixtape. First a little history. If you don’t know who DJ Drama is, he is the undisputed king of all Mixtapes. He has done mixtapes with EVERYONE, and he has helped build the careers of artists like Young Jeezy, T.I, Lil’ Wayne, Plies, Lil’ Boosie, Young Buck, you name em. His mixtapes are like no others-they are ingenious, inventive, and so original. Plus his little quips in between songs actually HELP the mixtape’s overall sound, rather than hinder it like most DJ’s do by yelling over the tracks or doing way too many shoutouts. Drama is to mixtapes what Steve Jobs was to technology or Denzel Washington is to movies.
Meek Mill is a Philadelphia rapper found by Rick Ross and signed to his Maybach Music Group label. While Meek is no new jack to the rap game, he has gotten huge these past couple years with tracks like “2Pac Back” and “I’mma Boss”, both with Rick Ross. His street style and honest lyrics bring him new fans every day. Meek Mill mixtapes also seem to show him more lyrically deft with each release, and it is obvious that he is learning from the people around him.
A little while back, DJ Drama dropped “Dreamchasers”, which became an instant classic. It helped establish Meek Mill as a serious artist in his own right, without having to stay under Ross’ umbrella. Now, with much anticipation, comes “Dreamchasers 2″. Was it worth the wait? As I heard literally the intro, I could tell it was. This cd is simply as good as it gets. Track 2 is my hands down favorite, with Meek rapping over the old Enya beat that was also used for the Fugees classic smash”Ready Or Not”. Meek simply melts this track, ending it with the words, “the system made me stronger, being broke gave me my hunger”. ”A-1″ is Meek just talking shit and doing it smoothly, while ”Flexxin” is just Meek doing what he does best. “Str8 Like That” has one of the best 2 Chainz verses I have ever heard, and the hook is infectious. The whole cd is great, and it reminds me why I truly love mixtapes. If you don’t have this one yet, get it….NOW. I don’t care if it’s 4:30 am Sunday morning, get on it.