Meek Mill Addresses Hurricane Sandy’s Effect On His Album Release
“Burn” rapper, Meek Mill, was expecting a big turnout for his MMG debut Dreams and Nightmares, but Mother Nature had other plans. Meek is speaking out about Hurricane Sandy’s impact on his album release.
The album was released on Tuesday, and while he wanted to celebrate the highly-anticipated moment, his priorities quickly shifted due to Hurricane Sandy’s destructive path on the East Coast.
“This storm has been crazy,” said the 25-year-old MC in a statement. “This is my first release, and I’m supposed to be so happy for it. But the same day my album came out, I was more worried about how my family was holding out and a tree falling on my house.”
The largest storm to hit the East Coast in almost a century destroyed parts of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and other surrounding states. However, Meek wasn’t concerned about the potential loss of album sales. “My focus wasn’t on stores being closed,” explained the Philly native. “I had a packed house, filled with my family, making sure they were good during this storm.”
He knows he has dedicated fans who will go out and support him and the album when they’re able to. “I made a great album and it will sustain itself. Real people do real shit; my fans will buy the album when they are able to.”
Despite the unfortunate circumstances, Dreams and Nightmares is expected to debut in the top 5 on next week’s charts with 170-200,000 copies sold based on preliminary estimates.
By Sara Ergen – @ergense