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2018

by M.G. Mailloux Music What Would Meek Do?

Noname | Room 25

A lot has changed for Noname since the release of her 2016 debut mixtape, Telefone, a release that afforded her a promotion from ‘friend of co-signer Chance the Rapper’ to something of a minor star. Much of that project’s success and popularity can be attributed to a sincerity that eludes…

January 13, 2019
by Joe Biglin Music What Would Meek Do?

Famous Dex | Dex Meets Dexter

Famous Dex has penned some of the most insane, exuberant SoundCloud rap to date — tracks like Dex Meets Dexter‘s two singles, “Pick It Up” and “Japan.” The former of these features a simultaneously bouncy and tip-toeing beat that, combined with Dex’s explosive and erratic flow, creates an intense synergy…

January 13, 2019
by Paul Attard Music What Would Meek Do?

Chief Keef | Back From the Dead 3

Actually, fuck it: Chief Keef does need that stuntin’ break after all. Almost immediately after releasing one of his most consistent projects in five years (The Cozart, in all its insane, EDM-heavy glory), here goes Sosa destroying any and all good will we might have built up for…

January 13, 2019
by Joe Biglin Music What Would Meek Do?

Valee | GOOD Job, You Found Me

“Miami,” the first proper song on what-we’re-I-guess-calling-an-EP, GOOD Job, You Found Me, features Valee finally employing his soft-spoken, rise-and-fall flow popularized by hit single “Womp Womp.” Unfortunately, the memory of “Womp Womp” is all one can really gain from such a personality-void of a track — a…

January 13, 2019
by Paul Attard Music What Would Meek Do?

Lil Baby & Gunna | Drip Harder

Atlanta’s Lil Baby and College Park’s Gunna are both cut from the same cloth — or, more appropriately, from the drip of the same man: Young Thug. Both artists have clearly been influenced by the upper-register eccentricity of Thugga (Gunna is even signed to his Young…

January 13, 2019
by Gina Sancricca Music What Would Meek Do?

Meek Mill | Championships

Serving as Meek Mill’s triumphant return from a long period of legal battles and L-taking, Championships is the rapper’s first album since his controversial 2017 incarceration — which stemmed from a technical probation violation for popping an illegal wheelie that cost him six months of his life — and…

January 13, 2019
by Paul Attard Music What Would Meek Do?

J. Cole | KOD

J. Cole is, if anything, consistent: He’s dropped an album every two years for his past three projects; he’s constantly tried his damnedest to prove his worth as this generation’s Tupac (one could easily replace that with Nas — but he’s already let him…

January 13, 2019
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