Meek Mill Feat. Drake – Amen
Don’t be fooled by the godly title of Meek Mill’s track. True, the Big Man does get a shout out at the beginning, but he’s receiving thanks for some stuff that he almost certainly wouldn’t approve of.
“Bottle after bottle, I drink until I overdose/Pull up in the Phantom watch them bitches catch the holy ghost/Every time I step up in the dealer I be going broke.”
It’s an impressively sinful list, and that’s before it covers just what Meek gets up to in the sack. These details are sadly unprintable on a respectable site such as this. Any cognitive dissonance aside, ‘Amen’ is nonetheless is a slinky slice of R&B flavoured hip-hop. It’s a celebration of money, booze, cars and all the other good things in life. It may not play well with your average man of the cloth, but it sounds pretty awesome blasting out of some big speakers.
Philly resident Meek Mill is the newest addition to Rick Ross’s Maybach Music Group and he’s already punching above his weight. A veteran of countless mixtapes at the young age of 23, he’s also got legitimate claim to real street credentials. He’s already spent a little time inside thanks to his dubiously legal extra-curricular activities, but he’s now focusing fully on the music.
“When I got locked up it made me go harder,” he told Vibe. “I was losing at the drug game, early in the game, if I start off losing I think should change my hustle from that. So when I came home I was like ‘I’ma put my life into this rapping.’ All the stuff people talk about in raps, I’ve done it before, was in, around it. I’m talking about things I’ve experienced. I’m giving it to the young boys so they can know and won’t have to experience it. A lot of times I talk money now because that’s what I’m living now.”