Meek Mill Pops A Wheelie & Rides Through His 5 Fingers Of Death Freestyle (Video)

Meek Mill may be an acquired taste to some. However, the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania veteran brings an impassioned delivery without failure, no matter what the track’s vibe is. That’s what makes the Maybach Music Group MC’s appearance on Sway In The Morning so interesting. Meek Millie takes 5 Fingers Of Death as a challenge, admitting—in the middle of it—that he’s “rusty.” That rust vanishes abruptly in places. This freestyle truly captures who he is, and what Meek brings to Hip-Hop.

The moment may not be as seamless as some other artist’s appearances in the hot seat, but Meek truly goes in for what seems to be a mixture of verses in his head, and some impromptu play later on. The street artist who had been putting out mixtapes since the mid-2000s addresses Lil Snupe’s murder with some cold words for the killer, in between calling out an overall softness in the industry. He commandeers some beat changes as Sway’s team pulls Philly tracks from DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, Freeway, Schoolly D, Beanie Sigel, and more. But Meek clearly enjoys himself, and demands even more beats after he reaches #5. It’s non-traditional, but so is Meek. He has some of the early 50 Cent fearlessness with a mic in his hand, as well as a certain Broad Street swagger that makes him poised to be the next 2-1-5 spitter in a long lineage of MC enforcers.

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