Philly rap star Meek Mill had a rough 2014. Over the summer, he was sent to prison on a parole violation, which meant his album Dreams Worth More Than Money got pushed off the release schedule. (It also meant, of course, that he had to spend a long-ass time in prison.) Lately, though, things have been turning around for him. He came home from prison last month. And a little while ago, he posted a photo of himself and Nicki Minaj on Twitter, which sure seems to play into rumors that the two of them are now dating (something some of us already suspected). Now, Meek has a couple of new tracks that show just how much of a rap monster he is. On one, he freestyles over Raekwon’s classic “Ice Cream.” On another, “The Get Back Freestyle,” he goes in hard and urgent over a beat I don’t recognize. On both, he drops Nicki-related hints. That second one, also being called “Monster” in certain places, is something you need to hear. Check out both below.
Dreams Worth More Than Money really better come out sometime soon.