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Dreams and Nightmares


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  • Audio CD (Oct. 30 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Warner Music
  • ASIN: B008M4HC66
  • In-Print Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #21,340 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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As smart as is skilled Meek rode his shine with 2011's mix tape Dreamchasers which earned its place on XXL Magazine's "Top 5 Mix tapes of 2011" (#2), RapRadar.com (#1), and MTV who also placed the rapper at #7 in their Hottest MC list despite not having released an official album. Dreamchasers 2 came next; all of which set the stage for Dream & Nightmares. Asked what he's bringing and Meek replies "my hunger. I gotta get it, you can hear it...I'm trying to get in now." Dreams & Nightmares shows he's arrived.

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Will always support Meek Mill no matter where his career leads him within the good fight. Glad he was recognized. Can't wait to get the next album. He does put his heart into his work. Good soul. That whole MMG crew are stellar.
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I am quite mixed on this, I'm feeling the deepness but then it gets taken down by the irrevelant tracks. I really think this could have been a Kendrick Lamar-like album, as I respect Meek Mill's lyrical prowess...but that did not happen. Meek Mill is a very aggressive artist with nice flow and solid lyrics, screaming on mostly every track even when he necessarily shouldn't. Dreams & Nightmares has touches of brillance, providing a deep, meaningful and realistic perspective on his life and the streets...and all that is hindered by the generic Southern tracks and content. Combine that with a lack of cohesiveness and that equals nothing new. Nice album but needs better direction.
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thought his album was alright, it isent that good and isent worth 15$ kinda disapointed ,so ya dont waste 15$ on it meek mill is dec but it aint worth 15$
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28 of 33 people found the following review helpful
Dreams and Nightmres is "Deja Vu" Oct. 31 2012
By Ray-Review - Published on Amazon.com
Meek Mill, is also known as the rising prince of Rick Ross's Maybach Music Group reigning from Philidelphia. Philidelphia is home to some of Hip Hop's legends such as Will Smith, Eve and of course The Roots. Meek Mill is considered the new generation of Hip Hop and to be perfectly honest, he's not doing anything to help it. Meek Mill is known for his brash and in your face personality but thats because he practically yells and shouts in just about every damn track on this album. Now before I start to offend all Meek Mill fans all around, I will admit that the dude is a very aggressive spitter which I can appreciate because I don't think a person can fall asleep while Meek Mill's voice is playing; and he does surprisingly have rhymes scattered throughout the album, but at the end of the day there is nothing substantial here. All that I got from Meek Mill throughout the album is how unnecessarily braggadocios he is as a person. Every track is about rags to riches, getting women, and how much better (he thinks) he is compared to your favorite rapper to an extent. This kind of theme has been done a hundred times over and I am really sick and tired of it, there is nothing inspiring about this guy whatsoever. What he lacks that is important for any rapper is storytelling, and the poor excusese for storylines that are hidden within the album are dry. The sad thing is that Meek Mill trys to tie in his more conceptual tracks, but they just fail to connect.

The beats on this album are no different than what was on Rick Ross's album or his latest MMG compilation that came out not too long ago. The beats literally sounded like one guy produced the entire project, which is sad because when I saw the production credits, every track was produced by a different person, which is preposterous because just about every song had the same bass line and drum samples that Lex Luger would've done (ironically Lex Luger didnt produce anything on this album). "Believe It" feat. Rick Ross is literaly the same beat from BMF (Blowin Money Fast), The first 2 tracks are way too similar in lyrics and beat to even count as 2 different songs and like I said earlier Meek Mill sticks with the same generic flow in every song; his volume, his tone, his range rarely ever changes whether it be a slow or mid-tempo song, and I'm just listening being appalled of how repetitive it is.

If I looked at the lyrics for a Meek Mill song online, than I would expect the lyrics to be in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS and EXLAMATION POINTS for all his verses because thats what I feel I am listening to when Meek Mill raps

By the time I'm finished with track 3, I just comepletely clock out and start skipping tracks quickly until the mood starts to shift into the slower songs like "Amen" feat Drake. When you compare Hip Hop albums by the end of the year with other artists, you will quickly realize that this album is mediocre at best and lacks originality or even a genuwine personality. I haven't heard an album thats this shallow in quite some time. The amazing thing is I was really trying to listen to the album and find songs where Meek Mill raps more introspectively so at least I can get a grasp of what kind of person he was growing up, but ultimately I just found that this guy is 100% boring as a person. The impression I got from Meek Mill is that he is rapping solely for money, not to inspire any of his listeners, not to put out any positive messages, but just putting on a front of being a tough guy or a ladies man 24/7. The only reason why I didn't give this album 1 star is because some of the beats (although extremely similar) do occasionally entertain me when I am driving blasting my speakers. I will never pay any mind to any of Meek Mill's albums again and I know that after a 2 weeks this album will undoubtedly be forgotten. If you want a project from the new generation of Hip Hop that has good storytelling, contains substance, and sounds cohesive? Than check out Kendrick Lamar's "good kid, m.A.A.d city" album or Ab-Soul's "Control System" which are easy contenders for Rap albums of the year.
10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
No Big Deal Oct. 30 2012
By Flub Tinsdale - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Tony Story 2, Amen (obviously) and the Dreams and Nightmares Intro are the only songs that make this album interesting. The rest you've heard before from past albums from every other rapper. He even goes as far as making a song with Lil Wayne's format, and that "I got that Justin Beiber" line just upsets me.

Call me a hater, but I know a good album when I hear it, truthfully, Dreams and Nightmares is just.......O.K.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Surprisingly Solid Sept. 6 2013
By Chris - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Meek Mill ever since his MMG Debut has stuck to two formulas and has done very little in between. Dreams and Nightmares is no different, which for Meek Mill fans is a very good thing. Dreams and Nightmares is almost what you would expect from Dreamchasers 2 if they took out the freestyles and polished the crap out of it, which isn't a bad thing by any means. Dreams and Nightmares is without a doubt Meek Mill's best album to date and stands out as one of the best Hip Hop albums of 2012

Beats [A-] One of Dreams and Nightmares greatest strengths. Meek has found a few good producers that fit his flow perfectly. Overall the album has some excellent beats that will very easily get stuck in your head. Best Beats: "Lay Up", "Amen", "Believe It", and "Burn"

Hooks [B+] This wasn't the main focus of the album which is fine, but with a few good guest features Meek is able to throw some radio-friendly hooks into the album. Best Hooks: "Maybach Curtains", "Rich & Famous", "Lay Up", and "Amen"

Flow [A-] Meek sounds almost exactly the same in every song, but that isn't a bad thing by any means. Meek has a unique anxious and intense sound to his rapping that is really quite refreshing in comparison to other rappers out there. Best Flow: "Believe It", "Young & Gettin It", "Lay Up", and "Burn"

Lyrics [B] Rap cliche's out the wazoo on this album. Lots of lyrics about drugs, money and girls. But with the beats it works well enough, the time where meek shines the brightest is when he gets serious. Best Lyrics: "Traumatized", "Tony Story (Pt. 2)", "Maybach Curtains", and "Who You're Around"

Originality [C+] If you've heard anything Meek has done on Dreamchasers it's pretty much the same thing. On top of that, there isn't a ton of originality here, but it's still enjoyable, better lyrics would have been appreciated. Best Originality: "Lay Up", "Amen", "Traumatized", and "Tony Story (Pt. 2)"

Guest Features [A] Probably the place where this album shines the brightest. Meek knows very well who should be in what song and when there shouldn't be a guest feature at all. Heck, he made Rick Ross and Kirko Bangz sound good, that is a feat that not many people can pull off. Thank heavens Drake was the only Young Money feature on the album. Best Guest Features: Drake in "Amen", Kirko Bangz in "Young & Gettin It", Big Sean in "Burn", and John Legend in "Maybach Curtains"

Singles [A-] The singles were four of the five that really could have passed as singles (Lay Up being the fifth), but Meek dropped a few songs that really defined what the rest of the album was going to be which is nice because in music now a days the singles are usually the only songs worth listening to on the album. Singles: "Amen", "Burn", "Young & Gettin It", and "Believe It". Best Single: "Amen".

All in all Dreams and Nightmares by Meek Mill is really an impressive album that stands as one of the better rap albums of 2012.
FINAL SCORE: A- (9/10)

Author's Note: I listened to this album when it leaked a day before it was released and was not impressed at all. I downloaded it so I had something new to listen to going on a road trip. I listened to the songs "Burn", "Amen", "Traumatized", "Polo & Shell Tops", "Believe It", and "Young & Gettin It", and I was just done after that. I didn't like it at all really, but after a few weeks I decided to give it another chance which I then liked it a little more. After another couple of weeks I noticed the gem "Lay Up" and that I actually really liked "Young & Gettin It". After repeating that a couple of times I decided that I absolutely loved this album and am still listening to it to this day. It went from an album that I listened to half of once to an album that's now sitting pretty as my 20th favorite album of all time.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Real rap making a comeback! April 2 2013
By T - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Meek Mill is a breath of fresh air to the hip-hop game. Dont let "Young and gettin it" fool you, this is not a pop record. Just when you think all anyone talks about is money and p***y, this album takes it, for the most part, back to the basics. There's more about his struggle with his gritty past, and his rise to fame than there is flaunting his money (although there is plenty of BOTH). The production is fantastic! The beats change in mid-song, causing Meek to adjust his flow accordingly, I love that! And he's actually bringing back a storytelling aspect to hip hop! Remember that? Well, its on here. Check out Tony Story pt 1 and 2, its a crazy lil chronicle about street-justice. He's got a lot of skill, and plenty to say, so keep an eye out for Meek Milly in the future

Favorites:

Polo and Shell Tops
Who Your Around
Traumatized
Tony Story Pt. 2
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Plain and simple Meek a beast. Dec 7 2013
By Grim Roper - Published on Amazon.com
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Meek Mill is one of my favorite artists. I like his metaphors and punch lines. He always brings that hype energy in the booth with him. Some of the beats are kinda simple but the whole album goes hard.

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