Released over a year after his second proper album, DC4 extends the Dream Chasers mixtape series with Meek Mill in combative form. Issued after feuds with several rappers, including Drake, this act of damage control doesn't directly reference any of Meek's adversarial contemporaries. He nonetheless approaches most of the tracks while on the offensive, as he's caught between the streets and stardom, gloating about driving with the top down despite "a price on my head." There are over a dozen guest spots, topped by appearances from Young Thug and Quavo. Meek also re-teams with fellow Drake rival Tory Lanez. Considering all the buildup to its arrival, this is mostly retraced steps with a lot of bluster and little development. It is, after all, pushed merely as a commercial mixtape, and it does throw some blows that connect with full strength.
by Andy Kellman