Meek Mill, whose real name is Robert Rihmeek Williams, is a successful American hip-hop recording artist who got his start in the industry via rap fights. In the beginning of his career, Meek became well-known because his rap group, The Bloodhoundz, was all the rage in rap battle circles throughout the United States. Mill’s first major break came in 2008 when he signed a recording contract with Atlanta rapper T.I. Meek moved around from label to label in search of a more supportive environment where he could unleash his creativity. Next, Meek Mill signed with Rick Ross’s Maybach Music Group, where his first album, Dreams and Nightmares, was published. The record was a showcase for Mill’s immense skill. Soon after, Meek Mill released his second studio album, Young and Gettin’ It, which shot straight to the top of the charts. He has started supporting up-and-coming musicians via his company, Dream Chasers Records.
Meek Mill Early Life
Robert Rihmeek Williams, better known as Meek Mill, was born to Kathy Williams and her husband on June 6, 1987, in south Philadelphia. The Williams family also includes Meek’s sister, Nasheema. When he was five years old, his father passed away, leaving him and his family impoverished and without a source of income.
Meek and his mother and sister relocated to North Philadelphia after his father’s death, where they hoped to start over. His family of five lived in a three-bedroom apartment they could just about afford thanks to his mother’s occasional shoplifting and hair-cutting.
As a youngster, Meek was a modest and reserved boy who saw his mother endure great challenges to provide for the family. However, he developed a strong relationship with his father’s close buddy, a famous DJ in Philadelphia’s underground music scene. The adrenaline rush that music gave Meek inspired him to consider a career in music, and he often joined him.
Mills started participating in underground rap battles and writing rhymes at night. He and his two closest pals founded the Bloodhoundz to give themselves a chance at making it big as musicians while they were still in high school and burn their songs into CDs.
Meek Mill’s Personal Life
Nicki Minaj became Meek Mills’ girlfriend shortly after he was released from jail for violating the terms of his probation at the beginning of 2015. Additionally, he joined her on her global tour during the same year, and the two of them were often seen together.
It was reported in January 2017 that the two had ended their relationship. Since then, Meek has never been in a relationship.
|Date Of Birth (Age)||May 6, 1987 (Taurus)|
|Net Worth||$20 million|
|Birth Place||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Also Known As||Robert Rihmeek Williams|
|Height||6’2″ (188 cm), 6’2″ Males|
|Tours||Dreamchasers Tour (2012)
Motivation Tour (2019)
Legendary Nights Tour (with Future) (2019)
|Studio Albums||Dreams and Nightmares (2012)
Dreams Worth More Than Money (2015)
Wins & Losses (2017)
Expensive Pain (2021)
Charm City Kings
Meek Mills Career
- Meek Mills quickly rose to fame thanks to his rap battle background, and he caught the attention of many major music figures as a result. By fact, Meek’s solo mixtapes The Real Me, The Real Me 2, and Flames had a significant impact on T.I. For his next mixtape, “Flamers 2: Hottest in Tha City,” Grand Hustle Records CEO T.I. gave him a representative role. The two rappers ran into legal difficulty at the same time, delaying the contract and preventing it from being successful at first.
- Meek’s first taste of national popularity came after he had gotten beyond the hearings and charges and released “Flamers 2.5: The Preview” and “Flamers 3: The Wait is Over.” Make ’em Say’ and “Rose Red” in particular were huge successes, adding to Mills’s already sizable fan base. Meek’s seventh mixtape, dubbed “Mr. California,” was released in 2010, and the artist has said that it is very personal to him.
- Rick Ross, a major player in the American rap industry, discovered Meek via his mixtapes and signed him to his label, Maybach Music Group. Through this partnership, Meek was able to release the songs “Ima Boss” and “Tupac Back” off the album “Self Made Vol. 1,” which has been produced by Rick Ross. Meek was included nine times on the album and twice more on the follow-up compilations, Self Made Vol.2 and Self Made Vol.3. This was more than enough exposure for Meek to establish his credentials as a talented artist.
- The second installment of his ‘Dreamchasers’ mixtape trilogy, titled simply “Dreamchasers Vol. 2,” went on to become the most downloaded mixtape in history. This recognition prompted Meek to release his first studio album, 2012’s Dreams and Nightmares, which was met with muted response at first but went on to acquire the Gold certification three years later.
- Meek was excited about the release of his second studio album, but his plans were derailed when he was arrested for violating the terms of his parole. In 2015, he released an album named “Dreams Worth More than Money,” which went on to sell 246,000 copies in its first week of availability. The fourth installment of Meek Mill’s Dreamchasers mixtape series was released in October 2016, and its follow-up, titled “Dreamchasers 4.5,” was announced at the time.
Meek Mill Controversies
- Although Meek received much praise after the release of his track “Dreams and Nightmares,” one Philadelphia preacher said that the rapper cast religion in a negative light in the song’s lyrics by repeatedly using the word “Amen.” It was subsequently explained by Meek that the song was rap, and that harsh language is par for the course in that genre; he also noted that he had no intention of offending anyone’s religious beliefs and had only expressed his emotions at the time.
- It’s common knowledge that American rappers often engage in public disputes. Meek experienced a similar amount of it. Cassidy, Drake, The Game, Beanie Siegel, Kendrick Lamar, 50 Cent, and 50 Cent have all been his opponents at some point in his career.