More than anything, Meek Mill seems to enjoy the assertion that he sold his soul to the Illuminati in exchange to membership to the Maybach Music Group. How else can you explain the decision to title this Self Made Vol. 2 track “Black Magic”? Like they always do, he and head honcho Ross, who changes his normal grunt to a more-fitting “Poof!,” engage in the usual amount of flaunting. Where most tracks between the two come off formulaic, Meek does his flashy talk with enough twists of the tongue and attention to detail to make it work. Plus, remembering the scruffy kid rapping on the stoop at 13, it’s hard not to say “go ahead with your bad self, young man.”*
Self Made Vol. 2 is still due out on June 26. Poof!
* – Still, more “Faded…” tracks would do a lot towards creativity longevity.