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Listen to Meek Mill talk about justice reform and the importance of voting in a phone interview with CNN’s Don Lemon

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Meek Mill | still from video

This past Monday night, Philly rapper Meek Mill called in for an interview on “CNN Tonight” to speak with Don Lemon, who also recently visited Meek in prison. In the interview, the two discussed Meek’s ongoing legal battle, Judge Genece Brinkley, and the status of Meek’s hearing in relation to the credibility of arresting officer Reginald Graham, who is the sole witness in Meek’s original 2008 gun and drug case. Continue reading →

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Meek Mill seeks justice in “1942 Flows” music video

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Meek Mill | still from video

Among the ongoing legal battle currently imprisoning rapper Meek Mill, the music video to his Wins and Losses cut “1942 Flows” has been released. The video starts off with muffled clamor from the press in a believable alternate reality, where one reporter asks, “Meek, you’re just getting out of prison, how does it feel to be part of the system?” To which he replies, “I feel like a free slave… It’s time to level up, to stand up and be the person I be. Set an example for the young brothers coming up.” Continue reading →

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Watch a Noisey Raps doc on Philly’s Meek Mill

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Meek Mill | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo for WXPN | racheldelsordophotography.com

Philly MC Meek Mill takes a lot of shit and talks a lot of shit, whether he’s beefing with his hip-hop peers over ghostwriting and freestyling, getting ridiculed by certain segments of the music press or vowing to never get into digital rumbles ever again. Something that’s important to keep into perspective, though. Dude can rap, dude has a vision and a message, and he is driven to bring those things to his fans. Continue reading →

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Lushlife’s new playlist will have you ready for Eagles’ stretch run

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Lushlife | Photo by Ebru Yildiz ebruyildiz.net | courtesy of the artist

Just when you were ready to hang up that green jersey and start making Sunday afternoon plans for the rest of the season season, the ever-mystifying Philadelphia Eagles get their biggest win of the year Sunday afternoon by beating the New England Patriots. Who better to help you celebrate the surprising victory than Philly son Lushlife?
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She Got It: Lee Mazin talks about climbing the Dreamchasers ranks and making the perfect summer jam

Lee Mazin | Photo via facebook.com/LeeMazin
Lee Mazin | Photo via facebook.com/LeeMazin

First Lady of Meek Mill’s Dreamchasers camp, Lee Mazin has emerged along with artist like Tink, Angel Haze and Nitty Scott MC as being the new guard of women emerging on the national hip-hop scene.  Much like the other artists mentioned, Lee displays a distinct sound all her own.  Cunning and witty with a rawness in her flow that can only come from her Philly roots, Lee’s newest anthem “She Got It” is just about ready to blow up and be her biggest single yet – it’s perfect for the summer.  Luckily I got a chance to briefly talk with Mazin and discuss working with her mentor Meek, along with her own music and what’s coming up in the future. Continue reading →

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Meek Mill hits the BET Awards stage to perform “All Eyes On You”

Meek Mill and Nicki Minaj | via hiphopsince1987.com
Meek Mill and Nicki Minaj | via hiphopsince1987.com

Meek Mill‘s album officially hit stores this week, but “All Eyes on You,” his single with Nicki Minaj and Chris Brown, has been buzzing on the internet after it surfaced last week. On Sunday night at the BET Awards in Los Angeles, Meek and Minaj were front and center. Being seen together in numerous camera shots throughout the night isn’t a bad look at all, but it’s their on-stage chemistry that seemed to have the crowd talking.

Starting his performance with a quick rendition of his club hit “Monster,” Meek quickly switched it up and brought both Brown and Minaj to the stage to perform the single “All Eyes On You.”  The two obviously have more than just the “Bonnie & Clyde” type track in common, and this performance proved it. Check out the video below; Meek’s new album Dreams Worth More Than Money is available now. Continue reading →

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Meek Mill pays tribute to Chinx and Lil Snupe with “Miss My Dawgs”

Meek Mill | Photo courtesy of the Artist
Meek Mill | Photo via facebook.com/MeekMill

Sunday morning saw the death of Queens rapper Chinx that caused an emotional outpouring from the hip hop community.  Following the news, Philly’s Meek Mill released a new track called “Miss My Dawgs” which touches on the saddening story of not only Chinx but his close friend Lil Snupe – who also died from violence in 2013.

The somber tune features G.O.O.D. Music artists Travis $cott and Strap on the chorus.  The low flowing melody allows Meek to freely rap some touching and at times bitter words that pay homage to his lost friends. Continue reading →

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Get a taste of Meek Mill’s next album with “B-Boy”

Meek Mill | via facebook.com/MeekMill
Meek Mill in the studio | via facebook.com/MeekMill

As if the anticipation for Meek Mill‘s second album Dreams Worth More Than Money hasn’t mounted enough, the emcee has been giving us a taste of singles like “Off the Corner” and the newest, “B-boy.” It features seemingly the greatest rapper in the game at the moment – Big Sean – and A$AP affiliate A$AP Ferg.  The song and video supply for a crazy vibe, filled with insane wordplay from all three artists respectively.  If Meek’s latest album is anything like these gems he’s been supplying we can come to expect a Grammy nod for best hip-hop album in the near future.  Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Spank Rock at Underground Arts, Ceremony at First Unitarian Church, Chelsea Reed and Fairweather Five at Ardmore Music Hall

Spank Rock | Photo by John Vettese
Spank Rock | Photo by John Vettese

Philadelphia via Baltimore hiphop artist Spank Rock (aka Naeem Juwan) will be playing Underground Arts this Saturday. Last year, Spank Rock teamed up with longtime collaborator Amanda Black for their club track “We Can Go All Night”. He also played alongside the Walkmen, Sun Ra Arkestra and Sharon Van Etten at the Rail Park Benefit at Union Transfer. He recently released another single, “Gully” which promptly got remixed by Brodinski. In addition he made a mixtape for Jump Philly with DJ Sylo. Listen to the remix of “Gully” below. Get more details about the show at the XPN Concert Calendar.

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