Two weeks after releasing his fifth studio album Expensive Pain, Meek Mill was expected to release an additional version, or “extendo pack” as he called it, on Oct. 15.
However, in an act of reverence for his close friend Young Thug, who was featured on Expensive Pain‘s eleventh song “We Slide,” Meek has decided to move the release of the “extendo pack” to Oct. 23. Young Thug will be releasing his new studio album P*NK on Oct. 15.
It appears that Meek would like us to stream Young Thug’s new album while we wait for more music from him later this month.
Meek Mill’s ‘Expensive Pain’ lands at No. 3, dropping ‘extendo pack’ next week
The numbers are in, and Meek Mill’s Expensive Pain has officially debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard Too 200 chart after battling for position with Drake and Taylor Swift.
US album chart update (FINAL; via @HITSDD):— chart data (@chartdata) October 8, 2021
#1 @taylorswift13 154K
#2 @Drake 111K
#3 @MeekMill 93K
#4 YoungBoy Never Broke Again 70K
#5 @LilNasX 47K
#6 @DojaCat 43K
#7 @itstonybennett & @ladygaga 42K
#8 @Olivia_Rodrigo 42K
#9 @kanyewest 39K
#10 @MorganWallen 38K
On Oct. 8, Meek announced the upcoming release an additional version of the album with more tracks.
He specified that “extendo pack” would not be a deluxe version, but if these new tracks were made in the same sessions as Expensive Pain, expect more quality music from Meek sometime next week.
Meek Mill’s ‘Expensive Pain’ to battle Drake, Taylor Swift for Billboard No. 1 spot
Although NBA YoungBoy replaced Drake’s three-week streak at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 last week, he may be aiming for a return this week.
As early projections continue to come in for this week (Oct. 5), it appears that Drake and Meek Mill — off the back of releasing his latest album Expensive Pain on Oct. 1 — look to finish with similar sales numbers around 85-95K.
Whichever of these two albums prevails will also have to beat out Taylor Swift’s April release of Fearless (Taylor’s Version), which is also looking to do similar numbers according to Hits Daily Double.
However this three-way duel ends up, it is impressive for Meek to be standing toe-to-toe with chart-dominant superstars like Drake and Taylor Swift.
This story will be updated.
Meek Mill drops long-awaited album ‘Expensive Pain,’ tops Apple Music charts
Philadelphia legend finally returns with his fifth studio album released Oct. 1
Amid the battle for Billboard’s No. 1 album between Drake and NBA YoungBoy, Meek Mill seemingly continues his “Championship” run.
Returning after three years, Mill’s latest album, Expensive Pain, has already taken hold of the Apple Music charts one day after its release — topping both Sincerely, Kentrell and Certified Lover Boy.
Expensive Pain marks the triumphant return of hip-hop’s most fiery emcees of the past decade. On Sept. 28, the exhuberent Philly rapper announced the tracklist for his fifth studio album, which revealed collaborations with some of rap and R&B’s most notable names in Young Thug, Moneybagg Yo, Brent Faiyaz and many others.
The album’s three promotional singles, “Sharing Locations” with Lil Durk and Lil Baby, “Blue Notes 2” with Lil Uzi Vert and “Flamerz Flow” are also included on the album.
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Meek Mill announces upcoming album ‘Expensive Pain’ for Oct. 1
The buildup to Meek Mill’s fifth studio albums has been a long one. All summer, the Philadelphia native released freestyle after freestyle to YouTube, returning back to his roots and the form of rapping that aided his come-up.
Conversation started heating up when Meek began dropping promotional singles for a potential upcoming record. On Aug. 27, he linked up with shining duo Lil Baby and Lil Durk for “Sharing Locations,” as the three meshed tremendously to kick off the new Meek Mill era. Next, Meek dropped “Blue Notes 2” with Lil Uzi Vert on Sept. 1, a sequel to his emotional 2016 cut.
With these singles establishing a great deal of momentum for him, Meek Mill decided on Sept. 15 that it was time to give his fans what they had been waiting for. He announced on Instagram that his upcoming studio album Expensive Pain is coming Oct. 1, crediting Nina Chanel Abney for the unique cover art.
While there is currently no tracklist for the album, we now have two singles and a date to look forward to in anticipation for Meek Mill’s first album in three years.
Meek Mill could be back soon. The 34-year old rap veteran has not released a full-length project since his November 2018 album Championships. The album included a loaded feature cast of JAY-Z, Young Thug, Future, Drake, Roddy Ricch, 21 Savage, Rick Ross, Kodak Black and more. Championships was Meek’s second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, has since achieved RIAA Platinum status and was nominated for Rap Album of the Year at the 2020 Grammys.
Since then, Meek has released only a handful of singles and an EP. After performing the song at the 2020 Grammys, Meek Mill and Roddy Ricch released “Letter To Nipsey” as a tribute to the late rapper and collaborator Nipsey Hussle.
Next, he dropped single “Believe” with Justin Timberlake, as well as “Otherside of America” in response to the Black Lives Matter movement and the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.
In November, Meek Mill dropped his QUARANTINE PACK EP with features from 42 Dugg, Lil Durk and Vory. With four tracks, Meek returned with his trademark aggression and shouting, energetic rap verses that the game was missing.
At the beginning of June, Meek dropped “Flamerz Flow” along with its music video. The song lasts nearly over a minute and a half and features him rapping a singular verse.
In preparation for his upcoming project, Meek has been seen in the studio with several notable rappers like Future, Rowdy Rebel, Bobby Shmurda, Takeoff, Giggs, and singer Brent Faiyaz. He also released a snippet on Instagram of a potential song with Pop Smoke in February.
Earlier today, June 27, Meek Mill tweeted that his new album is 97% completed.
Meek’s upcoming album does not yet have an official title or tracklist, but considering his recent activity, there may be another great feature roster in store.