Meek Mill - Championships
Championships is the fourth studio album by American rapper Meek Mill. It was released on November 30, 2018, by Atlantic Records and Maybach Music Group. It follows his Legends of the Summer EP, released earlier in 2018, as well as his previous album, Wins & Losses, released in 2017.
Championships features guest appearances from Cardi B, Drake, Kodak Black, 21 Savage, Jeremih, PnB Rock, Fabolous, Future, Young Thug, Ella Mai, Jay-Z, and Rick Ross, among others. The lead single from the album, "Going Bad" featuring Drake was released on January 22, 2019.
- #5 What’s Free (ft. Rick Ross & Jay-Z) – Good use of a Biggie track. Meek and Ross both have nice verses but are outdone by Jay-Z. This song stays in regular rotation for me.
- #6 Respect The Game – Sounds great and Meeks flow is perfect for the beat. Handful of memorable bars.
- #19 Cold Hearted II – Outro song but has a great feel to it, good way to end the album. Meek gets a lot of his chest on this track. I love when artists get pissed off.
- #4 On Me (ft. Cardi B) – Heavy beat! Great song to listen to while driving. Cardi B’s verse is pretty good as well.
- #17 Stuck In My Ways – Very close to being 1st. I love this instrumental! Press play and spark a doobie.
- #8 Championships – I always catch myself rapping along with Meek when this song comes on. My kind of feel for a song.
- Jay-Z (#5 What’s Free) – Jay’s verse sticks out more than anything on this album for me. No brainer for best feature. Comes in swinging with his opening line and doesn’t let up.
- Cardi B (#4 On Me) – Sneaky good feature. I honestly thought it was Snow Da Product rapping. No clue who wrote the verse but she knocked it out of the park.
- Rick Ross (#5 What’s Free) – Not a lot of good feature on this project. Ross’ verse is solid but nothing crazy. I like how he pokes fun at himself with the over a decade line.
Reasons To Pump: This album caught me by surprise. I never really listened to Meek, especially after the super weak battle he had with Drake. There are some really good songs and Meek really opens up about his troubles with the law system and and speaks on prison reform. Pump it for sure!
Reasons To Pass: Its easy to hear the mandatory tracks the studio makes you put in there. Dance song, strip club song, money flossin’ song, slow auto tune singing song. There isn’t a middle ground here for me. Its either a really good song or a terrible song.