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Meek Mill Drops Surprise 'Quarantine Pack' EP, Flexes Hard In 'Pain Away' Video

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He just hopes the "money takes the pain away."

Meek Mill broke a two-year release drought on Friday (Nov. 20) when he dropped the surprise Quarantine Pack EP. The four-track mini album features bouncy "Middle of It," the slow-rolling Lil Durk collab "Pain Away," the motor-mouthed 42 Dugg-featuring "GTA" and the contemplative "Think It's a Game" with Vory.

The release is the long-awaited follow-up to Meek's 2018 No. 1 album Championships. Though the rapper has released a string of singles and collaborations over the past year with Ella Mai ("24/7"), Roddy Ricch ("Letter to Nipsey") and Justin Timberlake ("Believe"), fans were waiting for a new full-length. In the meantime, this quick hit will have do.

The MC, who has been hard at work on prison and criminal justice reform with Jay-Z through their REFORM Alliance, also released a video for "Pain Way" in which he balances a stack in one hand and a weapon in the other as he flexes about how all the money coming in helps ease his pain.

"You had a brick and I ain't even have a quarter key/ You never seen my hand out, I knew it was more to me/ It's more than us to see our sons and all our daughters eat/ 'Cause I got cops tryna lock me, cops out tryna slaughter me/ But I stayed prayed up, loadin' all these K's up," Meek raps on the track. "I just hope this money take the pain away/ And I've been tryna save my money for a rainy day," he adds on the chorus, noting that a new Rolls truck and diamonds might help.

Listen to Quarantine Pack and watch "Pain Away" below.

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