This assumption could be completely wrong, but something says Dreams & Nightmares wasn’t exactly the album Meek Mill wanted to make. There were highs, as were lows, but the feel never seemed to mimic the grittiness which had come to define his Dreamchasers series. That and missing out on a Jay-Z verse for your debut album has to suck.
Blue Ivy’s dad was originally slated to appear on the Trey Songz and Rick Ross-assisted, “Lay Up.” Proving that he is, in fact, human, Jay never gave the green light to release his verse due to his own unhappiness with what he recorded. Not much remains in the dark from big studio sessions such as these and thanks to the powers that be, here’s the 16 the face of the Brooklyn Nets probably didn’t want the public to hear.
Flaunting the power of his bank account, Jay has had much better “stunting” verses in the past (like this one). Then again, if one is looking for a silver lining, at least it’s not “Ghetto Techno”-bad. Anywho, Meek doesn’t appear on this version, while Rozay brings a new verse to the table. In other words, archive material. Nothing more, nothing less.
Meek Mill Ft. Rick Ross, Jay-Z, Trey Songz – “Lay Up (Remix)”