DC4 (mixtape)

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DC4
Dreamchasers4.jpg
Mixtape by
ReleasedOctober 27, 2016
Recorded2015–16
Genre
Length55:38
Label
Producer
Meek Mill chronology
4/4
(2016)
DC4
(2016)
Meekend Music
(2017)
Singles from DC4
  1. "Litty"
    Released: February 14, 2017[1]
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[2]
Pitchfork6.9/10[3]

DC4 (abbreviation of Dreamchasers 4) is the eleventh mixtape by American rapper Meek Mill.[4] It was released on October 27, 2016, by Maybach Music Group, Dream Chasers Records and Atlantic Records. The mixtape serves as the fourth installment of his Dreamchasers series, following Dreamchasers 3 (2013). It features guest appearances from Tory Lanez, Lil Uzi Vert, Nicki Minaj, Quavo, Don Q, Young Thug, 21 Savage, YFN Lucci, Guordan Banks, Tracy T, Pusha T, Lil Snupe and French Montana, as well as additional vocals from Desiigner and Snowy White.[5][6]

Cover art[edit]

Artist R. Craig designed the artwork for DC4, recreating a mugshot of Meek when he was 18 years old. Meek spoke to Billboard about the police brutality he experienced before taking the image, He said, "[I had] a concussion, stitches, braids ripped out," he said. "My blood was on the ceiling, on the floor."[7][8]

Commercial performance[edit]

DC4 debuted at number three on the US Billboard 200, moving 87,000 units in its first week, with 45,000 pure album sales.[9]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."On the Regular (Intro)"3:04
2."Blessed Up"
  • StreetRunner
  • Azzouz[a]
3:21
3."Litty" (featuring Tory Lanez)Sound M.O.B.4:40
4."Shine"
  • Williams
  • Warwar
  • Azzouz
  • Rishad
  • D. Thornton
  • C. Thornton[11]
  • StreetRunner
  • Azzouz[a]
5:27
5."Froze" (featuring Lil Uzi Vert and Nicki Minaj)3:30
6."The Difference" (featuring Quavo)Sonny Digital3:25
7."Lights Out" (featuring Don Q)
3:12
8."Blue Notes"
Butter Beats (Dolla Bill Kidz)3:47
9."Offended" (featuring Young Thug and 21 Savage)
4:16
10."You Know" (featuring YFN Lucci)
  • The Mekanics
  • Tariq Beats[a]
4:24
11."Way Up" (featuring Tracy T)Honorable C.N.O.T.E.3:10
12."Two Wrongs" (featuring Guordan Banks and Pusha T)
Nick Verruto3:47
13."Tony Story 3"Jahlil Beats4:30
14."Outro" (featuring Lil Snupe and French Montana)
  • OZ
  • The Beat Bully
  • Papamitrou[b]
4:58
Total length:55:38

Track notes

  • ^[a] signifies a co-producer
  • ^[b] signifies an additional producer
  • "The Difference" features additional vocals from Desiigner
  • "Blue Notes" features additional vocals from Snowy White
  • "You Know" features additional vocals from Nicki Minaj
  • "Outro" features additional vocals from Rihmeek "Papi" Williams, who is Meek Mill's son

Sample credits

Charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[13] 58
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[14] 150
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[15] 154
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[16] 10
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[17] 32
French Albums (SNEP)[18] 131
New Zealand Heatseekers Albums (RMNZ)[19] 4
UK Albums (OCC)[20] 48
US Billboard 200[21] 3
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[22] 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Urban/UAC Future Releases". All Access. Archived from the original on February 14, 2017. Retrieved February 14, 2017.
  2. ^ Kellman, Andy. "Dreams Worth More Than Money – Meek Mill". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-12-05.
  3. ^ http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/22575-dc4/
  4. ^ "DC4 by Meek Mill on Apple Music". Retrieved October 27, 2016.
  5. ^ "Meek Mill's 'DC4' Mixtape Will Drop Tomorrow". Retrieved October 27, 2016.
  6. ^ "MEEK MILL REVEALS 'DC4' MIXTAPE IS DROPPING TOMORROW". Retrieved October 27, 2016.
  7. ^ "Meek Mill Opens Up About His Relationship With Nicki Minaj, His Beefs and Why He's 'Scared to Be Political': Exclusive". Retrieved October 27, 2016.
  8. ^ "Meek Mill Is Finally Dropping 'DC4' Tomorrow". Retrieved October 27, 2016.
  9. ^ Caulfield, Keith (November 7, 2016). "Jeezy Earns His Third No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart With 'Trap or Die 3'". Billboard. Retrieved November 7, 2016.
  10. ^ "Song Search :: SESAC". Retrieved August 8, 2017.
  11. ^ "Song Search :: SESAC". Retrieved August 8, 2017.
  12. ^ "BMI | Repertoire Search". Retrieved August 8, 2017.
  13. ^ "ARIA CHART WATCH #393". auspOp. November 5, 2016. Retrieved November 5, 2016.
  14. ^ "Ultratop.be – Meek Mill – DC4" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved November 5, 2016.
  15. ^ "Ultratop.be – Meek Mill – DC4" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved November 5, 2016.
  16. ^ "Meek Mill Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved November 8, 2016.
  17. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Meek Mill – DC4" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved November 5, 2016.
  18. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Albums Fusionnes - SNEP (Week 44, 2016)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved November 7, 2016.
  19. ^ "NZ Heatseekers Albums Chart". Recorded Music NZ. November 7, 2016. Retrieved November 4, 2016.
  20. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved November 5, 2016.
  21. ^ "Meek Mill Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved November 9, 2016.
  22. ^ "Meek Mill Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved November 9, 2016.