By Maurice Bobb
It’s no coincidence that the rappers ranked on MTV’s “Hottest MCs in the Game VIII” list are firing off new material with the kind of competitive fire one that would expect from a Top 10 spitter. Meek Mill, who nabbed this year’s #10 spot on the list after besting French Montana and Pusha T, is prepping the third installment of Dreamchasers, the mixtape series that made him a star long before he signed with Rick Ross, the #3 lyricist on the Hottest MCs list.
DC3 is slated to drop on May 6, but for those that can’t wait to hear bars from the MMG capo; he just dropped his own version of Drake’s “Started From the Bottom.” On the two-minute track, the energetic rhyme slayer shouts out Drizzy and his hometown Toronto and rattles off 16’s: “Started from the bottom, now we here/we was selling things, pullin’ strings, puppeteer/ started with a dollar now, I’m jumping out the Lear/ all my ni–as behind me, you can find me in the air.”
There’s no debating that the Philly MC “Started From the Bottom,” so fans will likely embrace the young gunner’s latest freestyle. As for the mixtape, Meek took to Instagram to release the tracklist for the project last week. Oddly enough, his MMG cohorts like Wale, Stalley and Rozay, aren’t listed on the 16-track release. But, there are interesting features to look forward to, like Fozzie Bear, Jadakiss, Trina, Waka Flocka and the #9 emcee on the Hottest MC list, Future.