News: Meek Mill Relives His "Dreams & Nightmares" [Video]
Monday, Jan 28, 2013 10:25AM
Maybach Music Group's Meek Mill gave his fans something to get excited about over the weekend, releasing a visual for his Dreams & Nightmares introduction track.
In the new music video, MM is shown reflecting on his past days and run-ins with law enforcement.
It was all a dream... Meek Mill reflects on his rags-to-riches story in the pensivevideo for "Dreams and Nightmares," the intro track to his debut album. The Maybach Music MC, who is readying his new mixtape Dreamchcasers 3, walks down the steet and has flashbacks from his troubled past as a dreadlocked felon on the streets, fast forwarding to himself driving Bentleys and doing songs with Mariah Carey. His rhymes get more intense as the visuals also heat up with a fiery car scene. He and his Dreamchasers crew ride their BMX bikes and mob the streets. For a second, Meek imagines himself in the back of a cop car, but he's not about to go down that road again. (Rap-Up)
Back in early November, the rapper's long-awaited debut sold over 160,000 copies in its opening week.
Maybach Music Group rapper Meek Mill's Dreams & Nightmaresopened at No. 2. With seven days knocked out, Mill's long-awaited debut has sold 164,800 records. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
Prior to it dropping, Meek credited rap mogul Jay-Z for influencing his LP.
Jay isn't a yes-man, however, and in an effort to assist the "I'ma Boss" rapper on his debut, the veteran MC had no problem giving his honest opinion. Meek recalled a particular track he played for Jay that didn't quite hit the mark. " 'Don't even worry about that joint, go to the next one,' " Mill remembered Jay saying about the unnamed song. "Hov will mess up your whole confidence," he continued. "That joint might not even make the album no more because you got a great like that telling you [no]." (MTV)
He also previously discussed getting notable co-signs from high-profile entertainers like Jigga and Hollywood icon Will Smith.
On Oct. 10, a few more-than-notable guests stopped by a listening party for Meek Mill 's "Dreams & Nightmares" at New York's Electric Lady Studios. Jay-Z and Will Smith poked their heads into the private event before the Maybach Music Group rapper previewed his album for a small crowd. By the end of the evening, producer/singer The-Dream, Philadelphia Eagles wideout DeSean Jackson, labelmate Wale and Maybach head Rick Ross had all shown up to support the 25-year-old MC. "He's earned this himself," Ross told the crowd. "I'm just proud of the homey." "Dreams & Nightmares," due Oct. 30 on Maybach/Warner Bros. Records, is only Mill's studio debut. But the star-studded event demonstrated the buzz he already has. "Any time you see your work being recognized by some of the greatest in the game, it feels good," says Mill, born Robert Williams. "It serves as motivation." (Billboard)
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