Meek Mill’s sophomore album, Dreams Worth More Than Money, will arrive Sept. 9 as a follow-up to his 2012 debut, Dreams and Nightmares. Check out the album trailer below.
Not everyone was impressed with the MMG rapper’s debut, but during a recent interview with Miss Info, Meek said his forthcoming project will be different, showing his progress now that he’s comfortable in the music industry.
“My last project, I was 25. I was kinda caught up,” Meek said. “I [had] just started making millions of dollars. Rap wasn’t even like my main focus. I was focused on trying to get my family out the streets and having a lot of money. Now it’s fully back to being an artist.”
Meek was recently sentenced to three to six months in jail for violating the terms of his parole, so he won’t be able to support the album in the weeks leading up to its release. Nevertheless, MMG leader Rick Ross confirmed that the label will try to stick to the announced September arrival of Dreams Worth More Than Money.
“Every individual signed to MMG is not just an artist, they are family,” Ross said to MTV News. “And with family you ride, or you die . . . My brother, Meek Mill, ran into some unfortunate legal issues. It happens. However, his team, our team, will continue to execute Meek’s plan as close to schedule as possible. His album is coming. We ask that fans and the media continue to support him and his music during this time. He’ll be home soon. Dreams are worth more than money, and family is worth more than everything.”
Before he was sentenced, Meek lashed out at labelmate Wale on Twitter for not supporting his projects: “Wale just ain’t gone tweet a thing about my album . . . He’s been hating on me long time now . . . don’t even text me cornball! . . . I don’t really want no suckas in arm reach of me . . . My hands might lose control! That’s how I’m rocking.”
Wale responded with an Instagram post refuting Meek’s claims that he doesn’t support his projects and pointed to his alternative rap persona as the cause of the tension between them.
The rant also drew the ire of Meek’s former label signee, Louie V Gutta, who threatened to “put dem paws” on Meek when they next run into each other. Meek retorted, “You would be in heaven on the first thing smoking!”
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