Philly rapper Meek Mill may have released his debut album Dreams & Nightmares earlier in the week, but the MMG emcee revisited his Dreamchasers 2 mixtape while breaking down his record “Used To Be” for Jay-Z’s LifeAndTimes.com.
While speaking on the song’s lyrics, Mill went on to explain that “Used To Be” features an angle that most rappers wouldn’t be able to achieve since they haven’t gone through or seen what he has.
“I’m coming from an angle where a lot of rappers try to come from, but you know they can’t say some of the things I say cause they don’t know as much as I know,” said Meek Mill. “You know what I’m saying? And they can’t say it the way I say it. The way I say it, I say it clearly so nigga’s can know I really been there. This is a real experience. It’s not just a made up metaphor, a bar. This is some real shit.”
The 25-year-old emcee also detailed the instance where he chose to go out and hustle rather than remain broke.
“It’s like being around people that ain’t never have no money or never had nothing,” Meek explained. “We all never had no jobs so it was like I started hustling and took action to where I started wanting some money and bills had to get paid and I actually made some money.”
Meek Mill’s debut album, Dreams & Nightmares, was released on October 30 via Maybach Music Group and Warner Bros. Records.