Meek Mill’s Album Pushed To October 30th; Signs Puma Deal
Meek Mill’s album, Dreams And Nightmares, was originally slated for an August 28th release date as was announced at the much ado’d Maybach Music Group press conference at the beginning of the summer.Warner Bros has confirmed that Dreams And Nightmares is now slated for a October 30th release date. It’s not all bad news for fans of Meek, as he’s recently inked a deal with PUMA.
“A lot of people have been shying away from the real rapping and hip-hop. When I come out with an album, I want to have a classic album, an Illmatic, [Vol.2...] Hard Knock Life, Get Rich or Die Tryin’ type, a hip-hop album,” Meek told San Francisco’s WiLD 94.9.MMG’s Rick Ross echoed the sentiments on a trip to Power 105′s “The Breakfast Club” to promote his recent release: “He’s still putting the final touches on his debut making sure it’s a classic, and [that's] most definitely what it will be.”
As far as his new deal with Puma, the company has announced that through Meek, they are launching a “Be The Next Dreamchaser” contest. In this contest, one lucky winner will get to hit a big stage and let their voice be heard. As per Warner:
PUMA and Philadelphia-based specialty retailer Villa launched the “Be the Next Dreamchaser” music series to give aspiring and emerging artists an opportunity to make their voice heard on a live stage. By submitting their demo entries through DJBooth.net, PUMA and Villa will select 10 finalists who will be featured on a mixtape hosted by PUMA and available for download at DJBooth.net and at select Villa stores. Two of the ten lucky MCs will be selected to open for Meek Mill in a special PUMA and Meek Mill concert later this fall.
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