Meek Mill Is Back And Hungry For Victory In His Funkmaster Flex Freestyle (Video)
It’s no secret that the last few years have been a roller coaster for Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill. Between beefing with Drake and getting dumped by Nicki Minaj, as well as some run-ins with the law, the Maybach Music artist has certainly experienced his share of what many consider losses. The resilient MC hasn’t let any of that slow him down, however. On the contrary, he’s turned out three full-length studio projects in the past two years alone. His latest, fittingly titled Wins & Losses, dropped today — so Meek got up with Funkmaster Flex at HOT 97 to show fans he’s ready for triumphant success.
In the video, Meek spits three verses over three different beats, showcasing a range of flows. His first is delivered with fervent intensity over an appropriate selection, the instrumental from Puff Daddy’s “Victory” featuring The Notorious B.I.G. and Busta Rhymes off his debut album No Way Out. The beat is a particularly suitable choice for the moment, as it samples from film composer Bill Conti’s iconic tune off the original Rocky soundtrack, “Going The Distance.” The character Rocky, of course, is another Philly native who shows amazing fortitude and stamina in the face of adversity.
Whether or not Meek is a modern day Hip-Hop Rocky Balboa is certainly up for debate, but if so, for comparison’s sake, then staunch Meek Mill advocate Fatboy SSE serves as the rapper’s equivalent to the character’s personal trainer, Mickey Goldmill. At the end of the freestyle, Fatboy provides a strong showing of support for the artist, managing to out yell even Flex.