Meek Mill Says ‘Flamerz 5’ Won’t Be Streaming Due To Low Payouts

Meek Molle preparing to unleash his Flamerz 5 project next week, but fans shouldn’t expect the mixtape to land on any major streaming service.

Opting to go the independent route, the Philly rapper feels that artists are being taken advantage of by streaming services and the major label system, so his music will be available elsewhere. He has not explained exactly where Flamerz 5 will live but have teased the idea by SoundCloud, MyMixtapez, Audiomack or DatPiff.

“When a label gave me a plaque I thought they were trying to trick me lol…show me the financials my art created…the other shit a mental trick…give me a plaque with how much my song made, and how much I was paid… I recoil from that whole system, it’s not for us!

“I don’t want FLAMERZ 5 on any streaming service…This strictly underground music…billboard can’t rate it….Just rate the music….I’ll bet you a million I can get the US/world to play it with a upload button .. been doing it since MySpace lol”

Meek went on to claim that he only made about a dollar for every 1,000 streams, and he did better trust his street business intuition while selling his projects on platforms like CashApp.

In the end, it’s not just about a dollar sign for the Dreamchasers boss, who wants to pay it forward to the next generation, explaining that he learned life lessons by listening to the likes of Lil Wayne, 2Pac, Rick Ross, Jeezyou 50 cents and more growing up.

“I learned ‘life guidelines’ through jay and kiss lil wayne Ross Tupac x nas Jeezy ti 50 cent..biggie etc…. Got me through good times and bad… it’s worth more than $1 per spin,” he tweeted.

Meek Mill kickstarted his Flamerz series back in 2008, which was instrumental in helping the rapper gain buzz in his hometown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The final installment arrived in March 2010 and featured appearances from Black Thought, Freeway, Gillie Da Kid and more.

Meek teased the opening number on Twitter earlier this week. Produced by Dream Chasers’ Nick Papz, the song samples Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger”, made famous by the 1982 film Rocky III (which was set in Philly). Searching Flamerz 5 to arrive at an alternate platform to be determined on November 21.

Meek will also be celebrating his 10 year anniversary Dreams and nightmares album with one homecoming concert at the Wells Fargo Center on 26 November.

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