By Paiea Kaili
“I’m in my bag now ain’t I, I’m in my bag now ain’t I/40 on my hip, one up in the chamber/Thirty in the clip walk up like a stranger/Get hit with all of that they be like that’s a Flamerz.”
This was Meek Mill nappy braids and all, before the MMG chains big houses and Nicki Minaj breakups. Meek, and frequent collaborator Jahlil Beats, cooked up a street banger, “Hottest In The City”, for his then breakout mix tape, “Flamerz 2”, in 2008. Power 99’s DJ Cosmic Kev had this in heavy rotation; it’s hard to believe around this time Philly thought Meek was going to rise to stardom with T.I.’s Grand Hustle label. Shoutout to Che Mack with the cameo too.
Check out “Hottest In Da City” above.