Meek Mill is looking to have a big year with the announcement that he plans on releasing a load of new material, including a new movie in 2023.
The Philadelphia native took to his Instagram on Sunday (January 1) with a post showing clips of various unreleased music videos and a caption that revealed he has a movie on the way. The film is seemingly titled Dream Catching and is allegedly arriving sometime in the first quarter of the year
Meek shared several posts highlighting how hard he was planning to go in the new year, and he seems determined to get a lot done after a rather quiet 2022.
“’Dream catching’ the movie date soon come#2023 first quarter leave a comment! I been loading up for a reason let’s ball,” Meek captioned his post.
Fans have been wondering if the announcement had anything to do with the promise Meek Mill made in July about releasing 10 albums independently. Since that announcement, Meek has only released one project in Flamerz 5, which dropped in November via YouTube and mixtape websites like AudioMack and DatPiff.
Taking it back to the heyday of mixtapes that had no record label involvement and no sample clearances, Meek goes in over beats like GloRilla’s “Tomorrow,” DJ Khaled’s “God Did,” Ice Spice’s “Munch (Feelin’ U),” Lil Wayne’s Dedication 2 classic “Cannon” and more. Features on the 15-track effort include Vory, Fridayy, Tafia, Yung Ro and Kur.
In a series of tweets before the tape’s release, Meek explained his reasoning for keeping F5 off of streamers – and label interference with his money was the bottom line.
“When a label gave me a plaque I thought they was tryna trick me lol … show me the financials that my art made … that other shit a mental trick,” he explained. “Give me a plaque with how much my song made and how much I got paid … I’m shying away from that whole system it’s not for us!
I don’t want FLAMERZ 5 on no streaming service …. This strictly underground music … billboard can’t rate it,” he continued. “Just rate the music ….I’d bet you a million I can make the UnitedStates/world play it with one upload button .. been doing it since MySpace lol”