Meek Mill did it again. Last year, the 2011 XXL Freshman shook up the rap game, dropping the DJ Drama-hosted Dreamchasers mixtape, featuring summer anthems like “I’ma Boss” with Rick Ross and “House Party.”
Last week, the MMG artist released the highly anticipated sequel, Dreamchasers 2, to an overwhelming response from fans that ultimately crashed the popular mixtape website, with over 200,000 downloads in the first few hours. Now, just a week after its release, Dreamchasers 2 stands at nearly 2,700,000 downloads.
“2 million downloads in a day or two? I’m just blessed,” Meek told MTV this past weekend in Atlantic City, New Jersey, where he and his MMG family performed. “I expected to do 300,000 to 400,000 then took it over to two million.”
While the Philly MC is enjoying the success of his new tape, fans can look forward to hearing more new music very soon. MMG’s compilation, Self Made, Vol. 2, is scheduled for release on June 26, followed by Meek’s upcoming debut album, Dreams & Nightmares, set to hit stores August 28.
At the show, Meek went on to talk to about what fans can expect from his new project, “[On] Dreams and Nightmares you can expect quality music and you’re gonna get the real me,” he said. “It ain’t gonna be all over the place like the mixtapes. This album I’ma make it connect, I’ma try to perfect my craft a little more; make sure the flows touch the beats a little better, make sure the beasts sound clearer. You know Frenchie gonna be on there, you know Rozay gonna be on there, but some of the features are gonna be a surprise.”—Shamecca Harris