Making an in-store appearance at the DTLR store in Livingston, New Jersey ahead of the release of his Maybach Music label’s Self Made Vol. 2 compilation, Meek Mill spoke to HipHopSince1987 on a bunch of new topics.

The Philly rapper discussed his forthcoming debut album, Dreams & Nightmares – stating he’s taking more time putting it together than he would a mixtape, and added he’s got “some of the hottest guys that have ever been in the game” featuring, with a lot of surprises, too – staying motivated with co-signs from greats like Nas, Rakim and Busta Rhymes, and inking a sneaker deal with Puma.

Meek Mill has been on the blogs for another reason today: His “So Sophisticated” music video with Rick Ross, which you can watch here.