Meek Mill brings the party with a dose of sobering reality on the "Intro" video - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart
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If the four pillars of Meek Mill‘s latest output are hedonism, celebration, oppression, and determination, they all converge on the opening track to Championships, the current #1-album-in-the-country — not to mention its high-octane music video, which just dropped this week.

Directed by Kid Art,  the “Intro” reel it places Meek and his crew in a warehouse space and its offices, throwing down as the song’s Phil Collins beat rides beneath; shots of black balloons popping provides a symbolic visual of discrimination and violence directed towards black people, giving you a dose of sobering reality amid the party. Watch it below.

Meek was also the latest Philadelphian to appear with a freestyle on Funk Flex’s hot 97 show; his friend and recent collaborator Tierra Whack appeared last month, and of course Black Thought dropped his game-changing viral freestyle late last year. He trolls us just a bit with the segment by rapping over the beat from “Back to Back,” the song that Drake used to pretty much eviscerate Meek during their beef in 2015. The two have made nice, however, with Meek appearing at Drake’s Wells Fargo Center show, and Drake appearing on “Going Back” from Championships.

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