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About Meek Mill
Despite the controversies, there is no denying Meek Mill’s explosive talent. He has witnessed it all in the rap game. From battles to rap groups, from label to label, Meek Mill has lived it. Through legal issues and criminal proceedings, Meek Mill continues to rap through the industry with tremendous word flow and catchy beats.
Meek Mill’s upbringing was far from easy. His father was killed when he was five during an attempted robbery. Meek, his mother Kathy Williams, and his older sister Nasheema Williams, were poor growing up. Kathy cut hair, shoplifted, and worked other jobs to sustain the family. Meek’s first music influence came from his uncle, Grandmaster Nell, who was a pioneering DJ. As he entered his early teenage years, Meek was partaking in rap battles with the pseudonym Meek Millz. During this time, Meek would find himself getting arrested for illegally possessing a firearm. Although he was severely beat up by the police, he was charged with assaulting them.
After his release of his fourth solo mixtape, Flamers 2: Hottest in tha City, Meek Mill was approached by a handful of impressed labels. One of these labels was Grand Hustle Records, founded and owned by the legendary T.I. However, due to respective legal issues, Mill never released an official album under Grand Hustle. However, Rick Ross would find Mill in 2011 and his talent would finally be noticed. He was included in XXL’s Freshman Class of 2011, which is a high honor in the rap industry. While working with Maybach Music Group, Mill would go on to release “Tupac Back” and “Ima Boss, both songs that have charted on the Billboard Top 100. In 2012, Mill released his second installment of the Dreamchasers series, which went on to be downloaded 1.5 million times within 6 hours of release.
Later in 2012, Meek Mill announced his own record label called Dream Chasers Records. He has signed artists like Chino, Omelly, Nick Papz, and YBS Skola.
Becoming an icon in the rap industry comes with its cons, one being feuds with other rappers. Mill has butted heads with several big stars in rap. A diss track exchange between him and Cassidy would continue for almost a year. Later in 2015, Mill and Drake would altercate, creating one of the most famous rapper feuds known to this date. What started as Mill’s accusation of Drake not writing his own lyrics, turned into a diss track battle that would go on for over a year. The tracks contain lyrics directly targeted toward one another and their careers, families, and love interests. Burger King and Whataburger even stepped in to endorse the feud.
Whether it be the law or the words of other artists, Meek Mill does not back down and is proud of his work. His live performances are said to be one of the most entertaining shows of this generation. Make sure you purchase tickets to Meek Mill concerts today on ScoreBig!