By Amber McLinden
After a tumultuous year away from the spotlight, Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill returns with DC4, his first project since Dreams Worth More Than Money, an album that many believe to be a high point in his career. Following some high profile feuds with some of the industry’s top names, Meek Mill seems eager to prove himself an equal among their ranks, a feat he tries to achieve with DC4.
The album is filled with an intensity that often translates into yelling, but that’s not a complaint. This album truly plays on his strong writing abilities and his ability to revisit his childhood and themes of violence towards black people with a broad lens. Despite the themes the album isn’t completely serious, incorporating some infectious tracks like “Offended.” The roster of features including Young Thug, 21 Savage, and Atlanta trio Migos, adds a level of credibility to the album, showing that some of the scene’s top players still run with Mill. If this album is anything, it is proof that Meek isn’t about to let his career take a hit from any other rapper.DC4, Meek Mill