Mill's Dream-Chasers 3
By Miguel Zamaguey
Yesterday Maybach Music Group's up & coming artist Meek
Mill teamed up with DJ Drama again to release his much anticipated
mixtape, Dream-Chasers 3. The follow up to the immensely successful
DC2, which was released last summer before Meek's debut album; Dreams
& Nightmares, has been on the wanted list for his rap fans. With
16 tracks for his fans, (2 tracks are skits and one features Meek's
departed artist Lil Snupe), Meek Mill's brings his usual drug &
gun raps along w/ money talk that has made him one of the urban
youth's favorite lyricist.
Dream-Chasers 3 boasts production from “super producer”
Scott Storch, Key Wane, Cardo and Boi-1da, and also features guest
appearances from Grand Hustle's Travis $cott, (produced 'clique' for
GOOD's compilation album Cold Summer), Future, constant collaborator,
Bad Boy's French Montana, Young Money's Nicki Minaj, whew! Still more
to go, With features from rap veterans Jadakiss and Fabolous, MMG
head Rick Ross, Cash Money's Birdman, even Diddy & Mase make
appearances, (although Diddy doesn't rap).
With all the special guests you'd think Meek would be
overseen, on the contrary; Meek Mill takes every song a makes it his,
regardless of who else is on the song with him. In the song “Make
Me”, Meek raps of his indifference towards “Haters” and anyone
wishing him ill will, in fact, he credits them with making him whi
he is. The song “Ain't Me” which features Yo Gotti & Omelly,
Meek switches his rapping style into a more melodic folw in which he
partially sings his verse, making me think of this as a possible
street single. “Hip Hop” has a very gritty sound to it, in the
song Meek reminisces about his life back in his neighborhood before
he got the record deal as a smooth beat keeps his rhythm going along
with it. “Heaven or Hell” featuring Guordan Banks singing the
chorus perfectly over a beat derivative of the Luniz's “I Got 5 On
It”, which leads into Meek & Jadakiss' immaculate verses.
All in all, I'd rate Meek Mill's Dream-Chasers 3 a four star
or four and a half mixtape, if you don't like to hear gutter rap this
tape might not be for you, but, it does go pretty good with the
hipsters so there you go, to be hip you have to assimilate. In this
tape I didn't see Meek's formula change drastically, although I will
say, I would have loved to hear a song with Rockie Fresh and Meek.
Til then, I'm Miguel Zamaguey, be safe.