Meek Mill releases new album: 5 cool things about Champions

The formerly incarcerated hip-hop star is back and brought guests along for the ride.

On Friday, Nov. 30, rapper Meek Mill returned to form with the release of his new album, "Champions." Here are five interesting things about the hip-hop star's latest studio LP.

1

Meek Mill, Drake on same track again

The two hip-hop stars previously engaged in quite the feud. It included the scathing "Back to Back" dis track from Drake which took shots at Meek's relationship with Nicki Minaj. Now they're on the same page, or track, as Drizzy pops up on "Going Bad."

2

Jay-Z mentions Kanye West

It wouldn't be a new hip-hop album without someone calling out another artist or celebrity. It happened on albums from Pusha T and Eminem. Now Jay-Z joins the party, as he makes mention to former friend Kanye West on the track "What's Free."

3

Ode to classic rap beats

Hip-hop heads are going to hear some familiar beats pumping through speakers, headphones, or earpods. Examples include "What's Free" which has a similar beat to "What's Beef" by Notorious B.I.G. and "Trauma." The latter of these tracks will resonate with Mobb Deep fans as it was also incorporated in their song "Get Away."

4

'Oodles o' Noodles Babies' hit late night show

Meek gave listeners and viewers a performance of one of the two singles he released ahead of the album. On November 22, he performed "Oodles o' Noodles Babies" on "The Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Show."

5

Phil Collins incorporated in the intro

Yes, you read that correctly. The intro track on "Champions" features a sample from Phil Collins. The pop artist's hit "In the Air Tonight" is the background as Mill's lyrics discuss him wearing the crown.

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