With a rough upbringing in Phily, Meek Mill’s latest debut album since Championships in 2018, Expensive Pain, was released on Oct. 1. The album is a combination of his childhood, the sacrifices made for his family, and ultimately overcoming poverty.
The artist appeared in an interview, “360 With Speedy Morman” with Complex, where fans get a more profound explanation behind his life and the new album. Then the rapper details his pursuit of music at a young age. Next he considers what his ‘day job’ might be in the next few years as he pursues something new.
“People don’t really be f****** with me like that, so I’m a keep charging the doors every three, four, months on some rapping sh**, probably. I only got like three, four years left,” he says in the interview.
“I think these years are the last I’m going hard with music. I’m going to pursue other stuff; I’ll make music. But going on tour, working on an album for six months, being away from my family that long, I give up.”
What To Look for In The New Album
The Philly native features many talented, well-known artists on the album, from Lil Durk, A$AP Ferg, and Brent Faiyaz. The songs come with aggressive lyrics. Yet a mix of betrayal created from ghosts of his past and fears of distrust.
Meek introduces fans a different style that many are not used to but will slowly catch on.
In the song “Halo,” featuring Brent Faiyaz, Meek sings about making it out of his childhood. Moreover, he emphasizes how times were different and fighting to where he is now that shaped him into the person he is today.
“And I could tell you that this life ain’t what it seems. But no matter what it is, I stay true to myself,” he sings. “Sincerely yours, you know I’m grindin’ forever.”
Mill’s Next Stop
With the highly anticipated release of Meek Mill’s fifth album, Expensive Pain, the rapper is set to have a concert this Saturday, Oct. 23, in Madison Square Garden. “Meek Mill & Friends” will be a celebration for the rapper with performances by Lil Uzi, Giggs, and more.