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Album Review: Meek Mill – Dreams Worth More Than Money

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Three years have passed since Meek Mill’s debut album Dreams and Nightmares hit the shelves, and boy, has he been through some trouble since then. Parole violations and incarceration pushed  the new album’s release back, but now almost 1 year after its intended date of arrival, Dreams Worth More Than Money has finally arrived.

Meek Mill Dreams Worth More Than MoneyMeek Mills second studio album is definitely a touch bolder than his first. There is more variety to the tracks and the appearing guests seem to dominate their respective tracks as if Mill merely had a cameo. Appearances from The Weeknd, Chris Brown, Drake, Future, Swizz Beats, Rick Ross, Diddy, and of course Nicki Minaj add surprising variety to the release as the guests almost seem to take the artistic direction.

Mills began dating Nicki Minaj earlier on this year, which to a degree would of increased his profile, so maybe it wasn’t such a bad thing that the album was delayed. Buzz and expectation for the release is much higher and perhaps she had something to do with securing the high profile artists that lend their talents.

There’s no denying Meek Mill’s rapping talent. The Philadelphia born artist punches through verses at blinding pace – he could be considered one of the best in that regard, but it can almost be too fast, too furious. If it weren’t for the variation provided by the supporting artists it would be quite tiring listening to the entire album in one sitting.

Dreams Worth More Than Money  seems to take on a level of maturity that was missing from Mill’s work in the early days. He stated that there’s more to music than just money, and that is reflected in the title, and the overall sentiment of the release. Although its definitely an improvement on his debut album, Dreams Worth More Than Money  just falls short of some of the releases from the same genre that we have seen in the recent weeks, but its by no means bad. If Mill finds the perfect balance between gnashing vocals and R ‘n’ B infused grooves we have a lot to look forward to in the coming years.