It’s been awhile since I’ve made a new Flop City but I’m back, and now I’m focusing on Meek Mill. He’s been the new face of Gangsta rap. Whether people agree with that or not doesn’t matter, what matters is that he made it. After failing with T.I.’s Grand Hustle label, he was given a second chance by Rick Ross and with the collab Rozay put Meek under his new group Maybach Music Group. After dropping his debut album “Dreams & Nightmares” and not really living up to the hype, Meek Mill has landed on Flop City. It’s not really hard to figure out how he did. Check out what I got to say about Meek Mill and his recent failures after the jump.
First what I want to start off with is “Dreamchasers 2″ and the crazy numbers it did within the first day. The mixtape “Dreamchasers 2″ dropped early 2012 and within a day I believe it did over 1 million downloads on DatPiff. I think these numbers are fake, simply because after doing those numbers on his mixtape he didn’t really do much of anything that was impressive the rest of the year. You would of thought if a rapper could do 1 million in one day for mixtape downloads his album would sell at least half of that the first week of release. Then on top of doing those numbers he even took the record “Amen” with Drake and named it as his first single from his debut album. That’s a very bad look, for your debut album you should make a better effort then use something that was intended as a free record. If you are going to use that as something off your album use it as a promo single not an actual single.
Here’s the first single “Amen” featuring Drake. This was of course as I mentioned intended to be free track on “Dreamchasers 2″ but since it featured Drake it got promoted to being the first single off his debut album “Dreams & Nightmares”. Boy was that the wrong move. It should have stayed as free record on the mixtape and not an actual single, not only did it not chart well at all but it made Meek Mill look bad cause he used a free track as a single, that’s just dumb, unless the track is fire and in this case as the public proved it wasn’t at all. The record only made it to #57 on the Billboard Hot 100, not even Top 50 material which is just horrible. Oh well, I guess that’s what you get when you don’t put in actual work.
After the fail of “Amen” Meek Mill kept it going and decided to recruit Big Sean for his second single “Burn” which was a hot record but didn’t chart at all on the Hot 100. This record wasn’t for the commercial crowd I understand that but still even gangsta rappers that really made it had some gangsta records chart regardless. The fact that this record didn’t chart at all meant that Meek Mill was going to flop when his album released, he really had to get his shit together or else he wouldn’t push any numbers.
The third and final single to be released before the actual album was “Young & Gettin’ It” featuring Kirko Bangz. This single at first I wasn’t feeling at all cause of the auto-tune but eventually it grew on me. I thought this single would get him back on track since Kirko really delivered a catchy and dope hook. The single ended up only going to number 86 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts and that’s another flop, the single did worse than “Amen” but better than “Burn”. This single definitely wasn’t the good push that Meek needed an another flop on his list.
Y’all niggas think its a game ima fuck around and go plat the first week on u niggas.
— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) October 22, 2012
The final piece to the puzzle is the actual album “Dreams & Nightmares”. Although this album was solid, it didn’t have any material on it which could be classified as “classic” or anything worth re-listening to over time. Thus, this album flopped badly. Meek Mill was over confident at one point in his career, claiming on Twitter that he would f**k around and sell 1 million copies in the first week on his album. Boy, did that fire back on him. Not only did he not sell 1 million, but he debuted at #2 and still hasn’t gone Gold (500,000 copies sold) since the release date. That’s a bad look, MMG ain’t winning. Not one person in MMG has ever gone Platinum (1 million copies sold) and I thought Meek Mill would be the one to break this bad streak but it looks like he flopped just like everyone else in the group including the boss Rick Ross. The album to this date has only sold 300,000 copies while Kendrick Lamar released his album around the same time and is over 600,000 copies sold so far. This proves that those “Dreamchasers 2″ numbers are fake and Meek Mill and MMG in general are hyped up to be something they aren’t.
Overall, Meek Mill really disappointed me and MMG needs to get their shit together. Everyone in their group keeps releasing material every day but none of them can go Platinum which proves my over saturation in the Music Industry point. Oh and Meek is already planning on releasing “Dreamchasers 3″ already, which is a dumb move when he should be focusing on promoting his album more and at least going Gold on it.
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