After a long wait and plenty of drama, Meek Mill finally dropped his third album DC4 Thursday night. The long-awaited project has been billed as Meek's big attempt at a comeback after his attention-diverting beefs with Drake and The Game. Meek has been teasing a number of the album's tracks on Instagram over the past few months, and now fans finally get to hear the finished product.
The release of DC4 comes hot on the heels of Meek's latest drama, which found his longtime friend and fellow Philadelphia rapper Beanie Sigel turning against him in a recent interview. Although Sigel appeared on Meek's "Ooouuu" remix, which was a diss track aimed at The Game, he was later jumped backstage at the Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour, allegedly by someone in Meek's crew. This set him off, and he appeared on the Tax Season podcast to share some harsh words for Meek.
Nonetheless, fans of Meek Mill are sure to be excited to see the Philadelphia rapper finally getting back to music. His musical output was tied up not only from the Drake beef, but from his own incarceration. He was released to house arrest earlier this year, but has still been limited in his ability to drop new music. With DC4 finally here and his new collaboration with Pusha T also seeing the light of day Thursday, Meek is finally getting back to doing what he does best: making music.
The DC4 cover art comes from an old photo of Meek's he previously posted to Instagram about his history with police and the justice system. "Crazy thing about it.... It was 'black cops' that did me dirty! And had me stripped of my freedom going on 11 years now! With 5 more years to go! Growing up in America as a young black kid in the ghetto is like suicide!" he captioned the photo. If anything, it's an indication that this is a highly personal project for Meek.
Crazy thing about it.... It was "black cops" that did me dirty! And had me stripped of my freedom going on 11 years now! With 5 more years to go! Growing up in America as a young black kid in the ghetto is like suicide!
A photo posted by Meek Mill (@meekmill) on Jul 6, 2016 at 5:10am PDT