Possibly the finest Philly rapper of the modern age, Meek Mill has spent years grinding his way to top and now he has finally arrived.
Raised by a single mother after his father was shot dead when he was aged 5, Meek Mill passed up the hustler’s lifestyle and instead began focusing on the rap game when he was 16. With a succession of mixtapes he began to build his profile, with fans being drawn to the consistency of Meek’s work.
The release of his forth mixtape ‘Flamers 2: Hottest In Tha City’ was the event that really kicked the rest of his career into motion. After signing a management deal, an encounter with Atlanta’s T.I led to a meeting with Warner Bros and eventually, Meek becoming a part of T.I’s Grand Hustle label. Unfortunately legal troubles for both the artists stifled any chance of a release coming out on Grand Hustle but during this time, Meek Mill had also struck up a partnership with Rick Ross and in February 2011 he signed to Ross’ Maybach Music Group label.
Meek’s hype began to build at this point, aided by things like an appearance of XXL’s Freshmen list and his popular Dreamchasers mixtapes. All this culminated in the release of his debut album ‘Dreams and Nightmares’ in 2012 which, with features from the likes of Drake and Wale, went to number 2 in the Billboard 200.
The success of his album lead to Meek making his own label Dream Chasers Records where he has begun to foster and develop new talent so that they might follow in his footsteps and become one of biggest rap artists in America.