Meek Mill “Championships” Album Review

Jack Simmons, Junior Contributor

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Back on April 24, 2018, rapper Meek Mill was officially freed from prison and able to continue pursuing his musical career. Meek peaked in the rap game in 2015 when he dropped his most famous album known to date titled “Dreams Worth More Than Money”. He collabed with Drake on a well known track called “R.I.C.O” and also collabed on the very popular song with Tory Lanez called “Lord Knows’. Since then he’s dropped two albums until November 30th, when the rapper dropped his first album this imprisonment titled “Championships”. This 19 song track has many excellent features such as Drake, 21 Savage, Kodak Black, and Cardi B. Meek Mill had a clear message in his music rapping about the struggles of growing up in an impoverished area and the things he’s had to go through to become who he is today.

 

Top 3 songs on the album:

  1. “Trauma”
  • To find a catchy beat, Mill linked up the famous producer Don Cannon, who is best known for producing two famous Lil Uzi tracks with funky beats titled “Money Longer”, and “P’s and Q’s”. With his help, Meek went off narrating a story about living in a poor area with a fast rap approach which made it sound aesthetically pleasing to the ear with the nice Don Cannon beat.
  • Rating: 7/10.

 

  1. “Going Bad” (ft. Drake)
  • This song became an instant hit with the Drake feature. Drake starts the song with a strong hook which is very catchy and easy to sing along too. The famous producer Wheezy made the track with a hard hitting piano beat which fits perfectly with the two rappers styles.
  • Rating: 8/10
  1. “Intro”
  • As you can tell by the name, this track is the first song to the album. He introduces the song with a sample from the famous track “In the Air Tonight” by Phil Collins. As this song is playing he says “Philly, Champions of the United States” as a shout out to his home city for defeating the New England Patriots in the super bowl. He also gives a shout out to Lebron James and states “we was down 3-1”. This song introduction sets the mood like your home team just won a championship which is very unique. After this, he raps on a guitar sounding beat at an extremely fast pace which is a perfect balance to the slow introduction to the song. The sample fitting perfectly into the song makes this the best song on the album.
  • Rating: 8.5/10

 

Album Summary: Many songs on this album could have made the top 3 which makes this album overall pretty solid and maybe could be debated a top 5 album for this year. Meek Mill did his thing. I give this album a solid:

7.5/10.