Last August, Meek Mill dropped the DJ Drama-helmed mixtape, Dreamchasers, on us and it was, in a word, a smash. Not only did it include solid tracks like "Tony Story" and "Derrick Rose." But, it also included "I'ma Boss," featuring Rick Ross, and "House Party," featuring Young Chris, which both spent the better part of 2011 getting spin after spin after spin on the radio. So, when Meek announced that he was dropping a sequel to his Dreamchasers mixtape earlier this year, we were understandably excited to see what else the Maybach Music Group rapper had in store for us. And, it sounds like we weren't alone in our excitement.
Since being released on Monday afternoon through Datpiff, Dreamchasers 2 has been downloaded more than two million times. It even managed to crash the Datpiff servers for awhile when it initially dropped. As a result, it's clear that folks are ready to hear the Philly MC's MMG debut, Dreams & Nightmares.
It's also pretty clear that Meek's ready to drop it. After listening to Dreamchasers 2 several times, it became very clear to us that some of the tracks on the mixtape are good enough to appear on an album. Unlike some of the stuff that artists usually put on their mixtapes, Meek has provided a handful of songs that would sound right at home on his debut. To show you what we mean, we selected 5 Songs From Dreamchasers 2 That Meek Mill Should Have Saved For His Debut Album. Then again, with MMG's track record—the Rick Ross hits, "B.M.F. (Blowin' Money Fast)" and "MC Hammer," both landed on mixtapes before appearing on his last album, Teflon Don—maybe a couple of these will find their way onto Dreams & Nightmares after all. Guess we'll just have to wait and see.—Chris Yuscavage