Having dropped the ‘Manny’ suffix for a extra streamlined new period, Manchester’s newest hero, Meekz, kicks off this new chapter along with his newest venture, Respect The Come Up.
It’s not simply his moniker that’s trim—he’s aso saved the tracklist pared down to simply 10 tracks, and there are solely two options right here: Central Cee, who brings a few of that Atlantic-hopping vitality on “Don’t Like Drill”, and Dave, who returns the favour after their historic “In The Fireplace” collab with a stellar couple of verses on “Contemporary Out The Financial institution”. Even on the manufacturing entrance, he’s saved it to a comparatively tight group, sourcing beats from Chucks, M1OnTheBeat, Riddle, Honeywoodsix, Elevated, Clon3z, Essay Beats, Hazard and 5ive Beatz.
To have a good time the discharge, he additionally launched visuals for opening monitor “Say Much less”. Directed by KC Locke, the wild visible tracks Meekz and the group on a Mad Max-style highway journey by way of the nation with some death-defying photographs of the Mancunian rhymer hanging out the home windows with the wind in his bally.
The brand new venture—his first since 2020’s Can’t Cease Received’t Cease EP—additionally signposts what the Meekz sound might be from this level on. Drill’s nonetheless a gift ingredient, however as he explains on “Don’t Like Drill”, he has a considerably sophisticated relationship with the sound. He’s not turning his again on it utterly, however it is a rap tape initially. There are flashes of G-funk on the title monitor, highway rap surges by way of a lot of the tape, and there’s even an echo of the long-lasting “Keep Schemin’” hook on “Extra Cash”.
Peep the visuals for “Say Much less” on the mid-point, after which bounce into the complete venture beneath.