This project was released on May 6th this year. As you can tell from the title, this was an EP that Meek decided to shit out one weekend just for the fuck of it. I guess it’s in promotion for his upcoming album, Wins & Losses. I don’t think I’m gonna like this shit. The Dreamchasers 4 mixtape was really underwhelming, and I’ve never really been into Meek that much in the first place. The only reason I’m even giving this a chance is because it’s three tracks to be honest. I wasn’t expecting to like that Gucci Mane EP at all, so maybe this project’ll surprise me too. I doubt it tho…
Track 1: $lay Feat. A$AP Ferg (Prod. C-Note)
Well I guess if Meek isn’t gonna do anything interesting there are at least some features to switch things up a little bit. It’s starting now. Oh shit. This beat is actually really dope. Woah. Lmao. Wooow. I actually like this. His flow and energy just work really fucking well with this beat. He’s killin’ this shit. It’s nothing special lyrically, but his delivery and flow are fantastic. The beat is really explosive. It kinda reminds me of New Level by A$AP Ferg. Speaking of Ferg, his hook is pretty terrible, but it doesn’t last long enough to ruin the song. He’s on the second verse, and he sounds really fuckin’ good over this beat. This is one of those beats that’s hard to not sound good on. The way Meek came right back in after Ferg was really dope. This is crazy. Wow. What a pleasant surprise. This was a great way to start the project. I fuck with this track. It’s dope af.
Track 2: Backboard Feat. Young Thug (Prod. Maaly Raw & Murda Beatz)
This beat is really dope. I like this hook from Young Thug too. Damn. Meek’s flow on this first verse is nice as hell. His verse was good. What the fuck… This EP is good so far… What the fuck is happening? First an amazing EP from Gucci Mane, and now a dope EP from Meek Mill? This is so weird… I know this was the first project Meek released since breaking up with Nicki Minaj, and Joe Budden has said on multiple occasions that it’s had a positive effect on Meek’s music, but I don’t know… How could it affect it this much? This sounds like it could’ve been on an album. I really liked Young Thug’s verse. Again, this track isn’t too impressive lyrically, but as a complete song I think it’s well executed. The beat is dope, the hook is catchy, and the flows are nice too. This is dope to me.
Track 3: Left Hollywood (Prod. Stoopid)
Meek Mill’s been referring to himself as “Lil Fish” on this project… What uh… What the fuck is that about? When did he start calling himself that? Is that a new thing? I’ve never heard him say that before… Where the fuck did that come from? I mean, it doesn’t really matter… It’s just something I noticed. Anyway, this beat is really dope, but I’m honestly not really feelin’ Meek’s flow. He doesn’t really sound that good over this beat in my opinion. Actually… You know what? Maybe the problem is the production. The more I listen to this song the less I like the beat. Something about it just doesn’t sound right… It’s like they turned what would be an otherwise soft, light, sample-based beat into an obnoxious Trap beat with absurdly heavy bass hits. Meek’s trying to be more introspective on this track. I guess he’s doing a decent job. I don’t think he’s rapping poorly. It’s just not really doin’ anything for me. I’m not feelin’ the hook. I just listened to the rest of the song. Meh. It’s not a terrible song, but it honestly just didn’t really do anything for me. I don’t listen to Meek Mill for introspection. I listen to him for shit like $lay. I listen to Meek Mill for energy. This just didn’t really come together very well in my opinion. It’s not bad, but it’s not something I’ll be listening to again. It’s alright I guess.
This is a good EP. Again, this is another release by an artist who I’m not really a fan of, but was surprisingly enjoyable. If Wins & Losses is gonna have more shit like that first track, I may end up writing my most positive Meek Mill review ever. I guess I already have with this project. Obviously if you’re a fan of Meek Mill you need to listen to this project, but I think even people who’ve never really been too impressed with his music should at least give it a chance. It’s only three tracks, so it couldn’t hurt to just skim through it and see if there’s anything you like. I’m definitely glad I chose to listen to it. This is dope to me.
Favorite Song: $lay
Least Favorite Song: Left Hollywood