So far, he’s been stopping by all the radio stations to talk about the LP, his relationship with Nicki Minaj, and many more things about his success so far. Fans of Meek are going to enjoy these interviews since they really open up a different side of him, while staying true to the hustler’s mentality that made him famous.
In one of those interviews with Power 105.1’s Angie Martinez, he discussed hip hop’s arguably two most successful rappers—Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole. This isn’t a diss to them per say, but rather a confirmation that Meek is zeroed in on making the best music possible.
"I don't listen to J. Cole and I don't listen to Kendrick Lamar,” he told Martinez. "I think that they're dope lyricists and they're like great rappers, but they don't inspire me. It don't seem like they be talking to me.That ain't no hate at all.”
With that in mind, Meek also visited Sway for an entertaining interview that broke down lyrics off Dreams Worth More Than Money, as well as goes a bit more in-depth about his beginnings in Philly, his father's death and his thoughts on the Charleston shootings. Afterwards, they get into the fun part, which is the “5 Fingers of Death” freestyle.
Judging from his Flamers mixtape, Meek can rap. Very well. In the following clip below, the MMG rapper not only runs through all five classic Philly instrumentals, but he bodies it a capella too. He had so many verses ready to go that Sway had to cut him off. Now that’s impressive.
Meek knows what he’s about and it’s clear that his music isn’t inspired by Kendrick or Cole. And we’re cool with that.
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