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Meek Mill- The Hunger Game

Meek Mill spent the last few years finding his way, one angry rant at a time. From his days as a battle rapper, to his humble beginnings as Rick Ross’ MMG underdog, Meek’s always been a fighter with the appeal of a top-billed superstar.

Meek is making a bid for the big time. He’s naturally stepped from the shadow of his MMG family; joined forces with high profile dime Nicki Minaj, and with Dreams Worth More Than Money released a grandiose portrait of young, rich America.

From the chilling opener Lord Knows to the Diddy assisted closer Cold Hearted, Meek is out for blood. A high-profile summer release like this should spend its time wallowing somewhere between filler and functionality; yet Meek doesn’t waste a second in celebration. For every lighter moment (see “Bad For You” with Minaj), there’s a harder anthem like Ambitionz around the corner. Even the goofy Classic featuring Swizz Beatz is saved by Meek’s relentlessly violent couplets.

Jay Z has made a career of releasing cinematic projects with big budget flair woven into a gritty street fabric. Dreams Worth More Than Money is a similar statement from Meek. He isn’t resting, just flexing harder than you and your crew. The album is part staged drama, part reality for a Philly kid who knows not to take a second for granted.

Dreams Worth More Than Money won’t reinvent the game and it might change it little, yet it’s a tremendously focused and hungry release from one of hip hop’s brightest talents.

J. Dring About Author

My name is J.D, the music fanatic, writer, blogger, and educator. I've been in love with hip hop since Bishop got too close to the ledge. If it moves me, I'll cover it. I've written an unpublished novel, created Shiny Glass Houses, and had my work featured on the Bloglin for Mishka NYC. I'm lurking in the shadows on twitter @ThexGlassxHouse. Read. Comment. Get money.