First impressions are everything, and the intro track is one of the most crucial parts of any project. Not only does it have to hook you into an artist’s world, it has to make you want to engage with the rest of the tape. And when it comes to making a memorable opening song, few do it better than Meek Mill

The Philadelphia spitter makes a living off transmuting his pain into power, and he puts a piece of his tenacious spirit into the beginning of every project he’s released. Whether it’s the victory lap of Championships’ “Intro” or the Hall of Fame-level motivation from “Dreams and Nightmares,” all of Meek’s openers command attention.

With his fifth studio album, Expensive Pain, delivering a new page to his dense mythos of opening tracks, we ranked the intros from every Meek Mill project so far.