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Meek Mill - Championships (2018) Published: November 30/18 Released: November 30/18 albumHip-Hop/Rap19 Tracks • 69 Minutes
TRACKWAVE SCORE
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88%
    SELECTED LINE: ‘Championships’ showcases Meek’s obsession to do Philadelphia, his fans, his listeners, his family, his friends and his cohorts in the rap game right. The result is an album that dovetails beautifully from party anthems to vulnerable confessionals. -New Musical Express (NME)
    Championships is the fourth studio album by Meek Mill, released by Maybach Music and Atlantic Recording Corporation on November 30, 2018
    Preview
    1. Intro3:33
    2. Trauma3:58
    3. Uptown Vibes (feat. Fabolous & Anuel AA)3:10
    4. On Me (feat. Cardi B)3:45
    5. What's Free (feat. Rick Ross & JAY-Z)6:02
    6. Respect the Game3:12
    7. Splash Warning (feat. Future, Roddy Ricch and...2:48
    8. Championships4:21
    9. Going Bad (feat. Drake)3:00
    10. Almost Slipped4:06
    11. Tic Tac Toe (feat. Kodak Black)3:05
    12. 24/7 (feat. Ella Mai)3:41
    13. Oodles O' Noodles Babies3:01
    14. Pay You Back (feat. 21 Savage)3:55
    15. 100 Summers2:43
    16. Wit the S***s (W.T.S) [feat. Melii]2:50
    17. Stuck in My Ways3:11
    18. Dangerous (feat. Jeremih and PnB Rock)3:53
    19. Cold Hearted II5:01
℗ 2018 Maybach Music Group LLC/Atlantic Recording Corporation for the United States and Maybach Music Group LLC/WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States
Critic Reviews (26)

That Mill convinces with many features, is nothing new, but this time he shines with really high-profile collaborations.

60% 1 month ago

lautde lautde

Even though it’s way too long at 70 minutes, it’s got a handful of album cuts that easily rank among the rapper’s best.

2 months ago


Championships is mature Mill: he quashes his longstanding feud with Drake on the trap-heavy Going Bad, and features a rare glimmer of late-career brilliance from Jay-Z on What’s Free.

60% 2 months ago


Tempered by both celebration and struggle, Championships shows the duality of Mill's world — one that still reflects on the past, but has made leaps towards his future — and that's perhaps the greatest win of them all.

90% 2 months ago

Exclaim Exclaim

Overall, this album sets a goal and achieves it. He eliminates previous redundant tendencies while expanding his flow reservoir.

69% 2 months ago

THEFRESHCOMMITTEE THEFRESHCOMMITTEE

Meek Mill has a lot to say on Champions, and he doesn’t miss a single beat.

74% 2 months ago

Immortal Reviews Immortal Reviews

While the Audemars-Piguet and Rolls-Royce Wraith have not disappeared from the equation and Meek Mill’s affinity for the finer things is still intact, his conscience is the crown jewel of Championships.

75% 2 months ago

Consequence of Sound Consequence of Sound

On ‘Championships’, his fourth studio album, Meek Mill raps with the same hunger, passion and drive that he came into the game with - which earned him veteran status at MMG as Rick Ross’s right hand lieutenant - but now with a renewed sense of purpose and direction.

80% 2 months ago

Clash Music Clash Music

With a closer listen to some of the 19 tracks on Championships, it becomes clear many of the songs don't live up to the album's name — in fact, many don't even make the playoffs.

2 months ago

POPDUST POPDUST

Championships is as much about the poverty, violence, and Draconian jail sentences as it as about trying to move past those things.

80% 2 months ago

Highsnobiety Highsnobiety

It tells his story, at least the story that has dominated conversation around him for the past year, in a raw and authentic manner.

78% 2 months ago


"Championships" is sadly not as triumphant as it could've been.

50% 2 months ago

thirstkey thirstkey

He doesn't necessarily grow topically on this album, he's just grown in experience and it has widened the scope of his topical conversations and deliveries.

70% 2 months ago

Pulse Nigeria Pulse Nigeria

After a career marked too often by botched opportunities and wasted potential, Meek Mill has finally risen to the moment.

77% 2 months ago


The ultimate result is an inspired release that hearkens back to the Roc-a-Fella days of the mid-Aughts, full of diaristic writing, song-cry beats and ridiculous skills.

70% 2 months ago


Meek has arguably never sounded sharper and Championships’ high points are very high.

80% 2 months ago


Meek Mill is back in a big way and this album proves it.

100% 2 months ago

Culture Kings Culture Kings

For an album with so much importance placed on it, perhaps expectations betrayed the project, but with Meek seeming all too aware of the greater societal meaning behind his recent struggles, his insistence on releasing a perplexingly bloated, often aimless album is both a head-scratcher and a true waste of potential.

45% 2 months ago

The 405 The 405

Following a stretch of obstacles -- including the fight for his very freedom -- the Philly rapper emerges victorious and finds his voice on Championships.

2 months ago


The most balanced piece of work that the rapper has put out to date.

60% 2 months ago


Championships runs long, but its sins of commission are forgivable, coming from a star who’s back in action — though not out of legal jeopardy, as his case is currently under appeal as he seeks a new trial — with much on his mind.

2 months ago

Philly Daily News Philly Daily News

Even if Championships could’ve used a slightly better editing job, there’s still a lot to like about it.

2 months ago

BrooklynVegan BrooklynVegan

Meek Mill’s Championships is eventful. Listening to the album is like attending a sporting event that’s thunderous, high-spirited, and star-studded.

2 months ago

DJ Booth DJ Booth

By opening up a little and showing the scars, he turns in his most relatable, resonant project yet, and the one that has the most potential for staying power.

2 months ago

UPROXX UPROXX

I enjoyed the passion he showed throughout this album, and definitely think this is at least his second best project to-date.

67% 2 months ago

The Ratings Game Music The Ratings Game Music

‘Championships’ showcases Meek’s obsession to do Philadelphia, his fans, his listeners, his family, his friends and his cohorts in the rap game right. The result is an album that dovetails beautifully from party anthems to vulnerable confessionals.

80% 2 months ago

New Musical Express (NME) New Musical Express (NME) (TOP)
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