Meek Mill Success Story
Meek Mill is an American Hip Hop artist. Mill released his debut album, Dreams & Nightmares in 2012, which debuted at number two on the U.S Billboard 200. Before breaking into the main stream music, Mills made four mix tapes with the rap group The Bloodhoundz. These mixed tapes caught the attention of record labels and was signed up.
Meek Mill was born as Robert Rahmeek Williams in 1987. He was raised by his mother, Kathy Williams. His father was killed by gunfire when Mill was just five years old, but he spent a lot of time with his uncle, Philadelphia hip-hop legend DJ Grandmaster Nell, his father's younger brother. They were not financially stable so his mother started cutting hair and doing odd jobs to support her family.
During Mill’s childhood he took part in rap battles. Later he founded a group called Bloodhoundz. They would purchase blank cd’s and burn them with their songs. After which they would request their friends to distribute them among people. The Bloodhoundz lasted together for release of four mix tapes.
In 2008, Mill’s career took a turn, after the release of his fourth mix tape “Flamerz 2”, Charlie Mack signed him to his management company. In the same year Mill also Signed a deal with Grand Hustle Records and Warner Bros. Records. When everything was going right for Mills, he was arrested for the possession of drugs and a gun and put behind the bars for seven months.
After his release he teamed up DJ Drama and released Flamers3. In February 2011, Mill released his single “Tupac Back” featuring Rick Ross. Later he released another single “Ima Boss” and the remixed version which ruled the charts of US Billboard. The milestone to Mills success was “Dreamchasers 2” which was downloaded 105 million times within six weeks of his release.
Mill was included in XXL magazine's "Freshman Class feature for 2011" .
Mill's debut studio album, Dreams and Nightmares, and preceded by the single "Young & Gettin' It", debuted at number two on the U.S. Billboard 200 in 2012.
Dreams and Nightmares was named the fifteenth best Hip Hop album of 2012 by Spin Magazine and XXL named it one of the top five hip hop albums of 2012
Mill started dating rapper and singer Nicki Minaj in early 2015. Nicki decided to part ways with Meek Mill after he had a spat on twitter with Drake. Mill publicly apologized to Nicki Minaj on stage for this words use on twitter.
Independent Music Best Song Rap
Hip-Hop Best Mixtape Dreamchasers 2