Meek Mill announces long-awaited fifth studio album

Expensive Pain is set for Oct 1st

Grammy-nominated rapper Meek Mill has announced plans to release his long-awaited, fifth studio album, Expensive Pain, on Friday, October 1st. As part of the announcement, the Philadelphia native unveiled the album artwork, which was created from an original painting by renowned artist Nina Chanel Abney.

The album will include Mill’s newly-released songs, including “Sharing Locations (feat. Lil Durk & Lil Baby)” and “Blue Notes 2 (feat. Lil Uzi Vert).” The latter single is a sequel to Mill’s famed song “Blue Notes” that appeared on his DC4 mixtape in October 2016.

Expensive Pain will also serve as Mill’s first full-length album release since November 2018, when he released Championships that included collaborations with JAY-Z, Drake, Cardi B, Future, Anuel AA and Ella Mai, among many others. Championships debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart, marking his second chart-topper following his 2015 album, Dreams Worth More Than Money, and was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 2020 Grammys.

The release of Expensive Pain comes shortly after Mill was honored with the Nelson Mandela Changemaker Award by PTTOW! (Plan to Take on the World) – which is an invite-only community and summit for today’s most creative and inspiring CEOs, CMOs and Icons, spanning 70 major industries – for his criminal justice reform work.

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