Mixtape Review | Meek Mill – Dreamchasers 4

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This mixtape was released on October 28th last year. I remember there being a surprising amount of hype surrounding this project when it was released. I mean, nobody was expecting it to be the mixtape of the year, but I wasn’t expecting people to care about it at all considering the repulsive Drake fanaticism that made Meek Mill the punchline to every basic ass trend follower’s joke in 2015. I’m definitely not complaining tho. I’m glad that didn’t end his career even if I’ve never been a huge fan of Meek. I really don’t think I’m gonna like this mixtape that much, but I’m sure there’ll be a handful of tracks that I enjoy. I should’ve reviewed this when it came out, but… Uh… Well, I don’t really have a reason for not reviewing it. The only reason I’m finally doing it now is because it somehow ended up on my schedule. I still gotta review Dreams Worth More Than Money at some point.

Track 1: On The Regular / Intro (Prod. MP808 & RaRa)

Alright, it’s starting now. Oh my God. No he fucking didn’t… LMAO. This motherfucker really rapped over O Fortuna. This is crazy. Lmao. I don’t like this. I don’t have a problem with the decision to sample O Fortuna, but the way it’s flipped just sounds kinda disjointed to me. The hook is nothing special. I don’t like Meek’s flow on this first verse either. The lyrics are very generic, which is to be expected I guess. His flow was kinda cool on the second verse, but nah… This isn’t really doin’ much for me. I don’t think this is terrible, but uh… It’s pretty wack to me. I’m not feelin’ this shit.

Track 2: Blessed Up (Prod. Streetrunner & Tarik Azzouz)

This beat is kinda cool. The hook isn’t bad. Oh shit. The way the beat switches up as soon as the first verse starts is really dope. Okay, this is actually pretty hard. The first verse wasn’t too exciting lyrically, but his flow wasn’t bad. The second verse was decent. Huh. The song just ended. I really don’t know how I feel about this one. I definitely enjoyed it more than the previous track, but I don’t think I’d ever have the desire to play this shit again. If it came on the radio I wouldn’t be in a rush to change whatever station it was on, but I’m not gonna go out of my way to hear it again. It’s a decent track.

Track 3: Litty Feat. Tory Lanez (Prod. Sound M.O.B.)

…Litty? Does… Is that… What? “LITTY?” Are you fucking shitting me? Smh… Did some rich white Valley girl help him come up with the song titles for this project? That’s so fucking corny. Whatever. I shouldn’t judge this song by its title. It’s starting now. This beat is dope. He’s using that triplet flow that’s been popularized by the Migos in recent years. He switches it up after a few bars tho. This beat is really nice. The first verse from Meek was nothing special, but I really like this hook from Tory. Although he does kinda just sound like Travi$ Scott with a higher voice since there’s so much goddamn autotune on his voice. It’s also kinda hard to take him seriously when he’s saying “litty.” Oh shit he actually has a verse. I don’t know why I only expected him to do the hook. I’m not really feelin’ this verse tho. If he was just rapping that’d be cool, but he’s singing with a LOT of autotune. I’m not really sure how I feel about him defending his catastrophic hairline.

Niggas talking ’bout my hair line / I laugh about it, I be feelin’ them / See, we both be making M’s / They be making memes, I be making millions.

I’m not feelin’ his verse. I’m already tired of hearing his voice. He shouldn’t have done that verse. I’m so tired of his robotic voice that I don’t even like this hook that much anymore. It’s not bad, but I’m just bored of it now. Oh my God… That coconut line from Meek was so fucking stupid.

Shawty fucking for Chanel / I ain’t tripping; that’s a coconut.

I’m not really feelin’ this song. I mean, it’s decent. I think it’s probably my favorite track so far, but I’m still not really crazy about it. The only thing I really liked about it was the production, but nothing else really stood out for the right reasons. The hook was kinda cool at first, but it got old real quick, especially after Tory’s verse, which didn’t sound any different from the hook. This is an alright song, but I personally won’t be coming back to it.

Track 4: Shine (Prod. Streetrunner & Tarik Azzouz)

I’m not feelin’ this hook. I know the whole yelling thing is an integral feature of Meek Mill’s style, and part of his appeal, but I don’t think it really fits very well over this jazzy, grandiose, piano driven production. I guess this is supposed to be a more personal track from Meek. He’s rapping about how much harder his life used to be before he became rich and famous. It’s a pretty standard topic for Hip Hop. Man… This is really fucking boring. It’s not even really bad. It’s just not good. Nothing he’s saying is particularly interesting, and I’m honestly not really feelin’ this beat that much either. I don’t think this song is that bad objectively, but personally I find this track really boring. This is kinda wack to me.

Track 5: Froze Feat. Nicki Minaj & Lil Uzi Vert (Prod. Sonny Digital & Bennie Briggman)

Froze

Oh God… I think I’ve heard this shit before… Jesus fucking Christ. Yeah, I remember my friends playing this bullshit ass garbage in their car. Uzi’s singing as soon as the track starts, and it’s absolutely fucking unbearable. Even if his voice wasn’t as annoying as it is, it would still sound terrible. The melody itself isn’t good in the first place. This beat is nothing special. Meek’s flow is generic as hell. Okay, this is easily the wackest song on the tape so far. I’m not feelin’ the hook. Uzi’s voice sounds really strange on it. Wow. This song is really, really, really fucking bad. What the fuck am I listening to right now? Why is this beat so shitty? There’s not a single thing I like about this track. Uzi’s verse was fuckin’ God awful. It’s kinda weird to me that Nicki has the deepest voice on this track. She sounds more threatening than Meek and Uzi. Her voice is nowhere near as annoying as theirs. Her flow is wack tho. Man… Her verse was really bad. Jesus fucking Christ. Okay, this is one of the worst songs I’ve heard in a really long time. I usually don’t call songs that I don’t like “trash,” but this shit right here… It sounds like they recorded a robot getting waterboarded. This song is fucking horrific. I can’t fuck with this shit at all.

Track 6: The Difference Feat. Quavo (Prod. Sonny Digital)

This beat is cool. There are some uncredited ad-libs from Desiigner in the background, and they’re pretty annoying, but it’s not that big of a deal. I like Meek’s flow on the hook. His flow is really dope on this first verse too. Wow. I’m actually enjoying this song. This is definitely my favorite track so far. I liked the first verse from Meek. Quavo’s verse was cool. Quavo’s my least favorite Migo—I usually only like him on hooks—but I thought his verse on this track was pretty good. It just ended. I actually like this song. I still feel like it’s kinda generic, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy it at all. This is dope to me.

Track 7: Lights Out Feat. Don Q (Prod. Infamous Rell & CuBeatz)

This beat is pretty nice. The hook from Meek is nothing special. Okay, I’m really fuckin’ bored right now. Meek’s music is just so uninteresting. All his lyrics go in one ear and out the other. His only appeal is his energetic delivery, which gets old REAL quick. I’m not impressed by his flow on this song. The beat is the only thing I like so far. I’m not familiar with this Don Q guy. I like his voice tho. I’m just so tired of hearing Meek’s annoying ass voice hollering right in my fuckin’ ear. Don Q’s verse wasn’t that great. Jesus. This is so fucking boring. Nah. I’m not feelin’ this shit. This is wack to me.

Track 8: Blue Notes (Prod. Butter Beats)

Woaah… This beat is dope af. The sampled vocals from Snowy White sounded really nice on that intro too. This is easily the best beat on the tape so far. Goddamn. This is actually really fucking cool. Meek sounds surprisingly good over this laid back, yet emotional sounding production. His flow was really nice on that first verse too. I love the break between the first and second verse too. There’s not really a hook. The sampled vocals from Snowy White just come back, and Meek says some fake deep shit. It’s really cool tho. This is definitely the best song on the tape so far. I actually REALLY like this. This is the most introspective track so far as well.

Been through some shit and I’m sick of jail / No disease, but I’m sick of cells / Sick and tired of sending niggas mail / Calling niggas just to get a bail.

It’s not too flashy lyrically, but it’s definitely more interesting than anything else on this mixtape. I was not expecting to enjoy anything from this project this much. This is really fuckin’ good tho. I fuck with this shit. This is dope af.

Track 9: Offended Feat. Young Thug & 21 Savage (Prod. OZ, CuBeatz & Murda Beatz)

Okay, this should be interesting… The beat is dope. I really like this hook from Young Thug. Oh. I’ve heard that line in the hook before.

Fuck is you talking ’bout? Bitch, you offendin’ me.

Young Thug’s on the first verse. He sounds really good on this beat. His verse was cool. Obviously it was stupid as hell lyrically, but he sounded good. Woah. Meek was singing with autotune at the beginning of his verse, and it actually sounded pretty good. After the first few bars he goes back to his signature obnoxious delivery. His flow is nothing special. This beat is really dope. Okay, I actually like this track so far. Was this a popular single? I feel like this could’ve been a pretty big hit. I’m a little confused by this line from Young Thug tho…

I had four hoes at one time; they was drilling me.

I’m not gonna put too much thought into that because it doesn’t seem like Young Thug did either. 21’s verse was fine. Just like with almost every other song I’ve ever heard him on, I’m completely indifferent towards his contribution. It’s cool tho. I actually like this song. It’s not my favorite track on the album, but I enjoyed it. This is dope to me.

Track 10: You Know Feat. YFN Lucci (Prod. Foreign Teck & Tariq Beats)

I’ve seen this guy YFN Lucci’s name on the internet before, but I don’t know anything about him. I’ve never heard any of his music before. Okay, it’s starting now. Oh God… Nope. Stop the music. I’ve listened to exactly one second of this song, and I can already tell I’m not gonna like this shit. Nicki Minaj is singing as soon as the track starts, and it sounds so fucking bad. I can’t fucking stand her voice. She can’t sing at all. This beat is dope af tho. Meek’s singing the hook with autotune. It sounds good sonically, but I’m not feelin’ the lyrics. I can tell this isn’t gonna be for me.

He don’t be fuckin’ you like I be fuckin’ you / He wanna hurt you and make you uncomfortable.

I’m not feelin’ this first verse at all. Meek’s flow sounds off to me. The production and melody of the hook are the only things I like about this track. YFN Lucci’s verse was not good. I’m really not feelin’ this. It probably could’ve been a pretty popular single, but I personally think this is wack.

Track 11: Way Up Feat. Tracy T (Prod. C-Note)

This beat is kinda dope. The hook is nothing special. Same goes for the first verse. This is just a standard, generic Meek Mill song. He’s already made this song several times before. It’s really boring lyrically. Meek Mill has got to be one of the most generic rappers I’ve ever listened to. The only thing that stands out about him is his obnoxious delivery. This is boring as hell. Tracy T’s flow is kinda cool. It’s not that impressive tho because he’s obviously punching in every other line. I’m not feelin’ this song. This shit is just way too boring for me. It’s wack.

Track 12: Two Wrongs Feat. Guordan Banks & Pusha T (Prod. Nick Verruto)

Alright, only three more songs. Here we go. Guordan Banks is singing the hook. It’s not bad. I love this beat. Okay… This is actually pretty fuckin’ good. I legitimately liked Meek’s verse. His flow isn’t any better on this track than it is on the other songs, but he was actually being somewhat introspective here, and I think he pulled it off. Pusha T’s verse was dope af.

Nancy Reagan raised a monster / They say that Ronny armed the contras / All that shit without a conscience / So why would us have a conscience?

This is definitely another one of the better songs on the tape. I don’t have any problems with it. I love the production, the hook was fine, and the verses were enjoyable as well. This is dope af to me.

Track 13: Tony Story 3 (Prod. Jahlil Beats)

I’m not really caught up with this Tony Story series Meek has. I never heard the first one. I know I listened to the second one, but I don’t really remember anything about it. It’s starting now. This beat is dope af. It’s really dark. Ugh… I’ve listened to about one third of this track already, and… It’s alright. Aside from the dark production, nothing about this stands out for good reasons. He’s doing a decent job telling this story I guess, but the story itself isn’t interesting to me in the first place. I’m just so tired of Meek’s voice. This is a decent song I guess. I personally won’t ever listen to it again, but it’s fine.

Track 14: Outro Feat. Lil Snupe & French Montana (Prod. OZ, The Beat Bully & Papamitrou)

Okay, that first verse from Lil Snupe was really fuckin’ dope. It would’ve been nice if there was actually percussion during his verse, but it’s not that big of a deal I guess. His flow was really nice. Oh shit. Meek’s going in now, and this is actually REALLY fucking cool. The way the percussion comes in is awesome, and Meek’s flow is great. He’s killin’ this shit. This is hard as fuck. Holy fucking shit. The way the beat just switched up was so fucking dope. French Montana thankfully only spit like 4 bars for the hook. This beat is amazing. This is a really explosive track. Again, it’s not that crazy lyrically, but the way it’s structured along with Meek’s vicious aggression makes this a really exhilarating listen. I wish every song on this project was as exciting as this one. This is dope af to me.

Final Thoughts:

This mixtape is alright. Honestly, most of it was really fuckin’ boring, but there are a handful of tracks that I think are worth checking out. I don’t regret listening to this. I just don’t think anyone should go into this project expecting to like even half of the material that’s here. Most of these songs are incredibly underwhelming. The production was decent for the most part. I’d say this project’s weak point is its lack of diversity. Most of the shit here sounds like every other Meek Mill song we’ve already heard a million times before. It’s Meek Mill screaming about his Rolex watches over loud Trap-inspired production. It’s incredibly generic lyrically. Most of the hooks aren’t anything special. Most of the flows are basic as hell. This project is the definition of average. It’s worth skimming since there are a few good songs, but nobody’s gonna remember this project in a few years. Hell, it came out in October so most people have probably already forgotten about it by now. It’s decent tho. It’s more of the same from Meek Mill. You’re not gonna feel any differently about this project than you did about any of his other work.

Favorite Song: Outro

Least Favorite Song: Froze

Verdict:

C

60-69

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4 comments

  1. Fuck no. Please don’t tell me you decided to not rate tracks anymore. Please no. Please, for the love of god, no. Please go back to rating tracks and assigning number scores to albums.

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  2. I dislike this shit. It’s terrible, the beats are tedious, the flows are horrendous and features (outside of Push) are down right terrible. Literally there is just tiny slivers of redeeming qualities as a project. This shit gets 3.0/10.

    That whole Migos flow was jacked from Lord Infamous of 3 6 Mafia and never once have they accredited or given props to who came with the style.

    Great Job Nick.

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