Grammy-nominated rapper Meek Mill announced plans to release his long-awaited, fifth studio album, “Expensive Pain,” on Friday (October 1).
As part of the announcement, the Philadelphia native unveiled the album artwork for “Expensive Pain,” 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 (ft. Lil Durk & Lil Baby)” and “Blue Notes 2 (ft. 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 30, 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 #1 on Billboard’s “Top 200 Albums,” 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.