Last month, Corvah and I combined our musical tastes in the form of a playlist/mix called Please Don’t Touch My Silk. Looking to rock on a monthly basis, we’re back with another one. This time, it’s Meek Mill at the focal point.
After spending five months in jail for the heinous crime of bustin’ a wheelie, Meek was finally released from prison this past April. Soon after we would see a new and improved version of the Philly rapper, one that was reenergized and motivated by a new agenda. Returning with music just in time for the summer, Meek dropped off Legends of the Summer, which featured one of the summer’s hottest songs, “Dangerous.”
In the midst of preparing a new album for fans, Meek would also continue the fight for justice reform, including an appearance on CNN to discuss the topic and penning an op-ed for the New York Times as well.
Before the year’s end, Meek returned with his fifth LP, Championships, which fit as a perfect title for all the hardships he’d overcome as well as his hometown Philadelphia Eagles somehow beating my New England Patriots in Super Bowl 52. The album was received well by many, including myself as it became one of my favorite albums of 2018.
Taking the number #1 spot on the Billboard 200 as well as being the 4th-most streamed album of the year, Meek would not forget the important tasks in life. Teaming up with Jay-Z and a number of sports and business owners (Patriots owner Robert Kraft, 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin, and Third Point LLC CEO and founder Daniel S. Loeb to name a few) they formed an organization aimed at reforming our criminal justice system.
Together the group would create the REFORM Alliance and its main agenda would be to reduce the number of people serving unfair sentences as a result of being paroled and on probation.
All in all, the past year has been quite the impressive one for Meek Mill. Taking up the fight in favor of an important topic, especially after being a victim to it, is the kind of direction we want to see from those with his platform.
Celebrating his accomplishments over the past year, we present to you The Book of Robert Williams. Equipped with over 40 songs both by and featuring Meek Mill, this playlist serves as a trip through his career–from Flamers to Championships–broken up into five chapters.
Hit play on the mix below and I hope you enjoy it.
Chapter 1: Hustle & Motivation
- J. Cole – “Intro” (Cole World: The Sideline Story)
- Wale – “Heaven’s Afternoon” f. Meek Mill
- Meek Mill – “Made It from Nothing” f. Teyana Taylor & Chris Brown
- The Game – “The Soundtrack” f. Meek Mill
- Meek Mill – “Trauma”
- Wale – “Ambition” f. Meek Mill & Rick Ross
- Meek Mill – “Oodles O’ Noodles”
- Meek Mill – “Shine”
- Meek Mill – “Dreams and Nightmares”
Chapter 2: Overt Confidence
- Gucci Mane – “Intro” (Writing On the Wall)
- Meek Mill – “Classic” f. Swizz Beatz
- Meek Mill – “The Trillest”
- Rick Ross – “Lamborghini Doors” f. Meek Mill
- T.I. – “G Season” f. Meek Mill
- Meek Mill – “Off the Corner” f. Rick Ross
- Rick Ross – “So Sophisticated” f. Meek Mill
- Meek Mill – “Connect the Dots” f. Yo Gotti & Rick Ross
- Meek Mill – “Ima Boss” f. Rick Ross
Chapter 3: Turn TF Up!
- Zaytoven – “Intro” f. Gucci Mane
- Meek Mill – “Going Bad” f. Drake
- Meek Mill – “Litty” f. Tory Lanez
- Meek Mill – “Jump Out the Face” f. Future
- Big Sean – “Mula (Remix)” f. 2 Chainz, Meek Mill & Earlly Mac
- Meek Mill – “House Party” f. Fabolous, Wale & Mac Miller
- Meek Mill – “Burn” f. Big Sean
- Meek Mill – “Amen” f. Drake
- Meek Mill – “R.I.C.O.” f. Drake
- Meek Mill – “In My Bag”
- Meek Mill – “Roses Red”
- Meek Mill – “Reed Dollaz Diss”
Chapter 4: Love & Affection
- Chris Brown – “Intro” (Chris Brown)
- Meek Mill – “Bad For You” f. Nicki Minaj
- Meek Mill – “All Eyez On You” f. Chris Brown & Nicki Minaj
- Meek Mill – “Fall Thru”
- Meek Mill – “Dangerous” f. Jeremih & Pnb Rock
- Meek Mill – “24/7” f. Ella Mai
Chapter 5: What A Life
- Dr. Dre – “Intro” (Compton)
- Meek Mill – “Heaven or Hell” f. Jadakiss & Gourdan Banks
- Meek Mill – “Heavy Heart”
- Meek Mill – “Tony Story”
- Meek Mill – “Two Wrongs” f. Guordan Banks & Pusha T
- Meek Mill – “Lord Knows” f. Tory Lanez
- Meek Mill – “Tony Story Pt. 2”
- Meek Mill – “Championships”
- Meek Mill – “Blue Notes”
- Meek Mill – “These Scars” f. Future & Guordan Banks
- Meek Mill – “Tony Story Pt. 3”
- Meek Mill – “Cold Hearted” f. Diddy
- Meek Mill – “Cold Hearted II”