On Wednesday, Aug. 1, during the same week he's graced two magazine covers -- VIBE and Source -- Hip-Hop Wired reports that Meek Mill has pushing back his upcoming debut studio album, "Dreams & Nightmares." The full-length opus, originally slated for August 28, will now be reportedly released during "late October."
Rumors of the delay started up earlier in the day when Rick Ross, head of Maybach Music Group, told Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club that "Dreams & Nightmares" is "coming soon." Ross elaborated that "[Mill] is still putting the final touches on his debut making sure it's a classic, and [that's] most definitely what it will be." Ross' own new album, "God Forgives, I Don't," was released this week.
Meek's recent mixtape, "Dreamchasers 2," drew up some controversy earlier this summer when single "Amen" was boycotted by pastor/rapper Jomo K. Johnson. Johnson saw the track's lyrics, which mix a hip-hop lifestyle with holy words, as blasphamous, and called for radio stations and Christians to boycott it. Meek apologized, and the beef was settled. But, that wasn't the end of scandals for Mill. On Wednesday, in addition to the album news, he got a court warning from the Philidelphia District Attorney for calling the assistant D.A. "racist, probably in a clan," in his "Dreamchasers 2" mixtape.
The album delays may just fan the flames of Mill fans: his "Dreamcatchers 2" mixtape, released on May 7, was downloaded 2.5 million times in 24 hours.