Following a successful billboard campaign throughout the country, Meek Mill’s new album Expensive Pain has finally arrived.
The highly anticipated release is stacked with features from Young Thug, Brent Faiyaz, Lil Uzi Vert, Moneybagg Yo, A$AP Ferg, and more. The Philadelphia rapper shared the features via social media yesterday. Expensive Pain is the follow-up to Meek’s well0-received album Championships which arrived in 2018.
Here are Meek Mill’s sentiments on the title of the album which he shared with Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1:
“I think this is probably one of my favorite albums where I express myself. I actually said expensive pain on a song with Uzi when we was in a booth rapping. I said, ‘You ain’t rich, your stash can’t pay my drug bill.’ Basically we smoke a lot of weed and stuff like that, and I was playing it for Brent Faiyaz one day in the studio, he heard me say that, he was like, ‘That bar hot.’ He was like, ‘That’s a fire word, expensive pain.’ He was like, ‘That should be an album title.’ And I start thinking about it and then I stuck with it.”
During this interview, he also added that he feels he doesn’t quite get the respect as his peers. “Personally, and it’s up for the fans to have a opinion, and that’s what keeps me going, I don’t feel like I get the credit that I deserve far as the artists.”
He went on to share:
“I come from the 2012 era. If you go check XXL cover, shout out to Vanessa, I’m on the cover. It’s me, YG, it’s Kendrick, it’s Mac Miller, rest in peace, Fred the Godson. But all them guys, I respect them highly, and a lot of them guys last in the game, I’m one of them guys that’s still here in 2021, I’m about to put on at a talented level, not a marketed level… I’m going to stand on my talent, and I’m going to remain confident and hope that people pay attention to what’s going on because they got a long way to go.”
The rollout of the 18-track album has consisted of a lineup of catchy singles that Meek has been dropping throughout the summer. Many of the singles were also accompanied by fitting visuals that featured his global travels. In addition to releasing singles, recently the stunning album artwork created by artist Nina Chanel Abney was placed in Miami, Times Square, and also Atlanta.
Stream Expensive Pain below, we also shared his two newest music videos below: “On My Soul” and “Intro (Hate On Me).”
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