Meek Mill’s third studio album Wins & Losses is here.
The Rapper confirmed that the name of the project is Wins & Losses, which Rick Ross teased a couple months back.
Watch Rick Ross Announce Wins and Losses
The Philly rapper provided some background on the title, which Rick Ross announced last week, in a new video segment with Spotify.
“Yeah, I got an album coming. I haven’t released the date yet, but it’s called Wins & Losses. You know if it’s called Wins & Losses, we got a lot to talk about,” Meek shares with the host. “Yea, it’s done. I turn it in tomorrow. Like, it’s final deadline or it’s no album from Meek Mill. It’s turned in, it’s done. All we doing is mixing and mastering it. It sounds spectacular.
As you might expect, the album will find Meek defining the wins and losses he’s experienced in his life, but also how they shaped him. “I’m still trying to find the definition of a win and a loss,” he said, revealing the project would be about “what molded me to being Meek Mill, the trials and tribulations of my life that made me as strong as I am today.”
Meek then suggested that there were a few clear triumphs in his career. “When I got my first deal, signed with Rozay, that was a win,” he said. “When I lost my freedom and caught my case, it was kind of like a win too. The judge put me through a lot, sent me back and forth to jail, but it taught me a lot. It started out as a loss but I turned it into a win.” Meek later explained that the death of his protege, Lil Snupe, at age 18, was a true loss for the rapper.
From starting beef with Drake because he mistakenly thought he dissed him to his lame excuse for not responding to Drake’s “Back to Back” to degrading a homeless man on social media, the past 24 months have not been kind to Meek Mill. And that’s without getting into his relationship with Nicki Minaj falling apart in front of the entire world social media or his infamous trip and fall down the stairs of his mother’s house.
Ultimately, though, the only thing that really matters is the music.
Two years ago, Meek’s ill-conceived Twitter attack on Drake changed the narrative in less than 30 days from “Meek Mill is Now Hip-Hop’s 3rd Best Selling Rapper of 2015” to “We All Agree Meek Mill Lost His Beef With Drake After “Wanna Know” Right?” While it will be hard for Meek to ever fully remove that stain from his career—just like Drake will never be able to completely scrub away the ghostwriting association—releasing a quality body of work can once again change the narrative.
Regardless of the scoreboard, perseverance is what got Meek where he is today. “You can’t make me feel like I’m losing,” he said. “That’s why, through all this shit, I always stayed chin up.”
Within the last month, Meek has released the Meekend Music EP, the Honorable C.N.O.T.E-produced “Glow Up,” and the Chris Brown and Ty Dolla $ign-assisted “Whatever You Need” and Young Black American which featured The-Dream. On Friday night, he previewed a new track on Instagram.
Meek also shared the album cover
Meek also announced that a Wins And Losses movie was also on the way, dropping the same day.
Check out the official track listing
01. WINS & LOSSES
02. HEAVY HEART
05. 1942 FLOWS
10. FALL THRU
12. GLOW UP
Pick up the album below