Meek Mill announced the first official Dreamchasers mixtape compilation album on Monday (Jan. 8), hinting that the collection’s title pays tribute to friend Jay-Z. “Dream Chasers Vol. 1 La Familia,” Meek wrote in an Instagram post that also featured a string of star emoji and the tease “WE GONE SEE.” The tease was accompanied by what appeared to be the project’s cover art, the letters “DC” comprised of colorful jewels.
The title seems to be a reference to Jigga’s fifth studio album, the 2000 compilation The Dynasty: Rock-La-Familia, which featured acts singed to his Roc-A-Fella Records, including Beanie Sigel and Memphis Bleek, as well as Scarface, Snoop Dogg and Freeway. Mill and Jay are partners in the criminal justice reform organization REFORM Alliance, which has scored some victories across the country in their efforts to reshape the nation’s probation and parole system.
Meek began the DC mixtape series in 2011 on Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group label with a 19-track album featuring collaborations with Beanie Sigel on the title track, as well as songs with Ross, Young Chris and Yo Gotti. He followed up the next year with a second, 20-track, volume featuring Drake, Travis Scott, Wale, Big Sean, Kendrick Lamar, Fabolous, 2 Chainz, Mac Miller and Jeremih. The third, and final, volume dropped in 2013, with yet another star-packed guest list including Ross, Scott, Diddy, Nicki Minaj, Future, French Montana, Mase, Yo Gotti and Jadakiss.
At press time Mill had not announced a track listing or release date for the DC comp. Meek’s most recent studio album was 2021’s Expensive Pain, which was followed up by the joint 2023 Ross album Too Good To Be True.
Check out the Dream Chasers compilation announcement below.