Went from cooking ray-men noodles to chowing down lobster, status as a legitimately impassioned MC overlooked for his taste in futile feuds, left to "fuck the baddest whores" following a split with Nicki Minaj/the star he'll never be, bout to begin a two-to-four in prison for violating parole: Meek knows something about wins & losses. And sure his shouty style can get shrill, but you gotta respect his refusal to be bogged down through the mess-o-guests -- resolute yet loose as ever, tricky wordsmith and hook-man when he wants to be, grittily vivid but perhaps too often gross or greedy or generic. Overt obstacle is how overstuffed it is, undeniable are the load of lavish beats and handful of true-blue bangers. Best Of Mess-O-Guests: Rick Ross and Quavo for ensuring true-blue bangers. Worst: Chris Brown and Verse Simmonds for feigning sensuality. Honorable Mention: Young Thug for most earnest display of emotion.