At long last Meek Mill serves up “Dreamchasers 4,” part of his DC mixtape series with the last effort, “DC3,” delivered just over three years ago on September 29, 2013. “DC4” includes guests from Nicki Minaj, Young Thug, Lil Uzi Vert, Pusha T and French Montana, and yes, Mill sticks by the tried and true, speaking to the challenges of his come up as a low income black person in Philadelphia and the continued difficulties he’s faced even as a successful rapper due to ongoing issues arising from his status as a parolee.
A lot has happened since “DC3,” but even more so following the release of his album Dreams Worth More than Money and the subsequent accusation by Mill that Drake had used a ghost writer for his contribution on the single “R.I.C.O.”
Utterly trashed by the internets for challenging Drake’s first-name-greatest-last-name-ever supremacy, a year and four months after that fateful tweet, the tides have begun to turn to the point where Meek could be viewed as the face of the fickle finger of fame, albeit a la his DC4 cover, a beat to hell up version of his pre-tweet self. And yet, still standing!
Stop comparing drake to me too…. He don’t write his own raps! That’s why he ain’t tweet my album because we found out! 😁
— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) July 22, 2015
Not only is Mill’s record filled with guests from of the game’s most-highly respected up and comers, among rap fans, there is growing accord that as Meek pointed out, Drake is a performer, not a rapper, and a corny one at that. And oh yeah, Views was trash. For full-circle frosting on the cake, cue Meek’s podcast (below) with avowed Meek-hater Taxstone.
No doubt Meek will always remain something of an outsider, his version of events is painful and not nearly middle class enough for most to relate to or swallow, but it’s okay, as he’s proven with “DC4,” the truth has a long lifespan.