Philadelphia Eagles Select Meek Mill’s “Dreams and Nightmares (Intro)” for 2018 Super Bowl Intro
Meek Mill may still be behind bars but his hometown of Philadelphia has not turned its back on the rapper. As the Philadelphia Eagles have done most of the season, Meek's "Dreams and Nightmares (Intro)" will be a big part of the team's Super Bowl routine.
According to defensive end Brandon Graham, the team has chosen to use "Dreams and Nightmares" for the introduction when the team is announced on Sunday (Feb. 4) in Minneapolis, NFL.com reports. "If you're going to go with a Philly song that's the one you're going with," he said.
The rapper also received love from defensive end Derek Barnett, who said, "Meek, you know, he's locked up right now, so we have to hold the city down for him." Barnett added about the song, "It just gets us going. It gives us good energy. Just a little extra juice."
Last week, the Philly rapper released a statement, highlighting how proud he is of the team for making it to the Super Bowl. "I'm so proud of my Eagles for making the Super Bowl and representing the city of Philadelphia," Meek wrote.
"It really lifted my spirit to hear the team rally around my songs and that’s why I make music—to inspire others and bring people together. But the Eagles have also motivated me with the way they’ve overcome tough situations and injuries to succeed this year," he continued. "That’s why I’m confident my guys are going to beat the Patriots and bring the Super Bowl trophy to Philly.”
The rapper is currently serving a two-to-four-year sentence for a parole violation stemming from two prior arrests. The sentencing was a controversial one, as prosecutors recommended no jail time for Meek.
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