Meek Mill Delays Debut Album “Dreams & Nightmares”
Originally slated for August 28th, his Dreams & Nightmares debut will launch on October 30th to focus on touring and to deliver a debut that can stand alongside the greats. On a visit to San Francisco’s WiLD 94.9, Meek revealed, “A lot of people have been shying away from the real rapping and hip-hop. When I come out with an album, I want to have a classic album, an Illmatic, Hard Knock Life, Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ type, a hip-hop album.”
MMG’s Rick Ross echoed the sentiments on a trip to Power 105′s The Breakfast Club to promote his recent release, “He’s still putting the final touches on his debut making sure it’s a classic, and [that's] most definitely what it will be.”
Meek Mill kicked off the start to his 17-city headlining tour at Las Vegas’ House of Blues last Friday. In addition to MMG newcomer Rockie Fresh opening the Los Angeles, St. Louis, Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland and New York shows, a host of Meek’s friends and special guests have already come out to show their support including Big Sean and YG (LA); Paul Wall, Slim Thug and Kirko Bangz (Houston); Yo Gotti, Bow Wow and Ace Hood (Miami); and Gucci Mane and Waka Flocka Flame (Atlanta) with more surprises to come.
Meek has been documenting his experiences on the road on his Dreams & Nightmares Tour all-access vlog. In his latest episode, Meek came face-to-face with Monster Energy Kawasaki rider Brad Frace who suffered debilitating injuries to his back and spinal cord after a freak accident. Compelled by his story and perseverance, Meek donated $20,000 to help pay for Frace’s $40,000 stem cell surgery urging supporters to match the efforts.
“I was surprised nobody else ain’t helping with it,” he expressed to his videographer Jon J. “That’s what we do at Dreamchasers. When we see somebody working or whatever they’re trying to do, we help them out.”