Producer: Tone the Beat Bully
Album: Dreams and Nightmares
Label: Maybach Music Group, Warner Bros.
Nine years after people first started hearing the Philly spitter's name, Meek Mill released his debut, Dreams and Nightmares, and with that album's intro, Meek showcased the beauty and the beast within his material. Over a humongous instrumental from the Beat Bully, Meek did what he does best: spit. While the beginning of the track finds Meek not holding back over a glorious symphony, the intro does a 180, with Meek asking "y'all thought I was finished?!" before turning things up another notch, skating through the track—and the competition—with 100 blades. Meek might not highlight why everyone fucks with him throughout his albums, but he doesn't waste his intros by pussyfooting or lollygagging. It's all venom, frustration, and real rap. —khal