Philadelphia MC Meek Mill raps like he's seconds away from death by firing squad. Whether the subject is loyalty, comeuppance, or bank-account balances, his verses spill out in an insistent, telegraphed jumble that's as emphatic as it is infectious, reinvigorating the core fundamentals of ghetto fabulousness. Pair Meek with his Maybach Music boss/benefactor Rick Ross and, inevitably, the result will son everything else you'd listened to the hour previous. Meek's winning; ergo, so are you.
Sun., April 7, 7 p.m., 2013