A week after releasing his new album, Wins & Losses, Meek Mill is still in full-on promo mode, and on Tuesday, the Philly rapper stopped by his hometown station Power 99 for an interview with Cosmic Kev.
Despite the fact that he has gone on record saying social media doesn't affect his "real life," Meek voiced his frustrations to Kev about bloggers outside of hip-hop culture levying criticism on his latest work (he's right) and the general lack of blog coverage his album has received (he's wrong).
"We need some fly bloggers. Most of these bloggers, they on these blogs, and they speaking on our culture, and they don't know anything about it," said Meek. "They tuning in and some of them got influence. You might see Akademiks, they post everybody out, they don't post no Meek Mill album. A lot of them, they ain't posted my album. You know, when I see 'em, we'll have a little talk about it."
While Meek is absolutely right about unqualified bloggers offering uneducated and uninformed hot takes, the notion that the hip-hop blogosphere didn't cover his latest album drop couldn't be further from the truth.
In addition to our own coverage of his album release, Wins & Losses content can be found on Billboard, Complex, The FADER, Genius, Mass Appeal, Pitchfork (they gave it a 7.4, in case you were curious), The Ringer, Rolling Stone, UPROXX, Vulture, and XXL, among countless other smaller platforms.
Is Meek using the same internet we are?
In the event Meek hasn't actually visited any of these sites in a few years, he might simply not realize that since free mixtape downloads are now a thing of the past and most blogs are essentially dead or dying, the way releases are covered has completely changed. And not necessarily for the better, either. (Sadly, most hip-hop publications have turned into vapid, gossip and rumor-filled wastelands.)
Meek shouldn't concern himself with what outlets are or not covering his work, though. He should only be concerned with making the very best music he can possibly make. You'll never find an artist who produces truly incredible material—oh, hello Kendrick, J. Cole, JAY-Z, etc.—complaining about a lack of coverage.