The original appeared on Meek Mill’s stellar Dreamchasers mixtape, and now the Philly MC debuts the follow-up off his debut album. “Tony Story Part. 2” finds Meek in classic storytelling mode as paints a picture of the harsh reality of everyday street life. Produced by Boi-1da, you’ll find the dark reflective cut on Dreams & Nightmares October 30.

New Music: Meek Mill – ‘Tony Story Part.2″ (prod. by Boi-1da)

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Meek speaks on Jay-Z’s influence and spits a freestyle on RapFix Live after the jump…..

For most rappers, getting a nod of approval from Jay-Z means validating your entire existence as an emcee. But for Meek Mill, although Jay’s approval on his first album Dreams & Nightmares inspired a huge boast of confidence, he believes criticisms are just as encouraging. Meek joined Sway on MTV’s Rap Fix last night to talk about what it’s like to preview your first studio project to one of the greatest in the game, and as a result, dealing with their appraisal and rejection.

Meek recalled a particular listening session when one of his tracks got a ‘pass’ from Jay. “Hov will mess up your whole confidence,” he confessed. “That joint might not even make the album no more because you got a great like that telling you [no].” But the Philly rapper believes Hov’s critical eye is invaluable for an emerging rapper, saying it also incites more motivation for him: “It just feels good to have somebody at that status, at that level to recognize your talent. It just gives you more confidence, motivation.”

During the same sit-down, Meek also graced fans with lost bars from his track “Maybach Curtains” that features Rick Ross, Nas, and John Legend. The song is a cut off of his upcoming album, due soon on October 30.

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