/  09.15.2021

Meek Mill is getting fans ready for the release of his upcoming project. On Wednesday (Sept. 15), the Philadelphia native took to social media to reveal the cover art and release date for his new project titled Expensive Pain.

“My Album Expensive Pain Releases 10/1. Pre-Save Now,” he wrote before tagging artist Nina Chanel Abney. “It’s giving me heavy NFT VIBES!!!!” Alongside the caption was a photo of the cover art, which is an original painting by Abney. In a previous post, the emcee shared a video that displayed different angles of the artwork as well as the artist’s creative process.

The official announcement of Meek’s fifth studio album comes days after he teased the project amid a Q&A session that was intended to promote his new single “Sharing Locations” featuring Lil Durk and Lil Baby. As he interacted with fans, he answered questions about his upcoming LP, which he confirmed will be dropping pretty soon.

“Album done so soon!” he told a fan who asked when the LP would come out. “I’m back now!! I’m about to drop!!” he told another Twitter user.

Expensive Pain, according to Meek, will consist of 18 tracks, including his Durk and Lil Baby collab, and the Lil Uzi Vert-assisted “Blue Notes 2.” During the session with his supporters, he said that would also like to have a reggae song on his new project. “I want a reggae song badddddddddd as shit on my album,” he tweeted. “One I can rap on.”

Meek’s forthcoming LP follows his 2018 effort Championships, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. When responding to a Twitter user who said that the rapper’s music “motivates the mind, soul and body,” the “Dreams and Nightmares” emcee claimed that he’ll be “talking way better” this time around.

Look below to see the Expensive Pain artwork as well as Meek’s responses to his fans’ inquiries.



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