An American rapper and songwriter, Robert Rihmeek Williams aka Meek Mill is best known for his debut "Dreams & Nightmares" which reached #2 on the US Billboard 200. Previously he was a star in his hometown of Philadelphia but at present, he is a renowned star across the world. As per the reports, he will be performing at the 2018 BET Awards. Let’s check out some of the interesting facts about Meek Mill.
Meek started his career as a battle rapper and later he formed a short rap group- The Bloodhoundz. And today he is one of the popular and richest musicians. Want to know more about Meek Mill? If “Yes” then let’s dig into the topic which deals with five interesting and mind-blowing facts about Meek Mill.
Five facts you need to know about Meek Mill
Meek Mill was born on May 6, 1987, in South Philadelphia. As a child, Meek grew in poverty. His father was killed during an attempted robbery and his mother died when she was young. When he moved to North Philadelphia, he became close to his father’s friends, who was a famed DJ in the Philadelphia underground music scene. Since then, he was influenced by the rush that music brought into his veins, and started thinking of making a career in music.
5. Meek Mill- Arrested at the age of 18
When Meek was 18 years old, he was arrested for processing a firearm at a local grocery store and assaulting a policeman illegally. And for his behavior, he was put on probation for 5 years after spending 8 months in prison.
Back in 2015, he recounted his experience with Billboard. As he said that he was walking to a local corner store with a gun in possession and was caught by officials, who "beat the shit out of me."
4. Meek Mill- Also a Studio Founder
Meek Mill has launched his own record label- Dream Chasers Records. His label went on to sign rappers late Lil Snupe and Louie V. Gutta. Meek as a businessman is not only committed to selling albums, he believes in applying his own taste in hip-hop to make good songs and choose rappers he personally. In 2017, his record label announced it's the newest signee- YBS Skol.
3. Meek Mill- Break up with Nicki Minaj
It has not been clear when they first hooked up but they meet each during an interaction on Twitter in 2009. But as of now, it’s official that Nicki and Meek have split. As per some of the sources, the main reason for their breakup was a communication problem.
It was Nicki who decided to end their relationship. She wrote:
CAPTION: Niki Minaj's twitter post SOURCE: Twitter
2. Meek Mill- A Humanitarian
Besides being a hip-hop artist, Meek is also known for his status as a humanitarian. As he has donated $10,000 to Colin Kaepernick’s million-dollar pledge initiative. Meek also chose to make the donation to Youth Services Inc.-an organization that works with at-risk teens, children, and families.
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1. Meek Mill- “7th Hottest MC in Game”
In 2012, Meek was listed as 7th hottest MC by MTV in their annual “Hottest MCs in the Game” list. After being 7th hottest MC, he proves that selling albums are not only the measure things of a hot MC.
With no solo album, his influences and reach were not expected but Meek’s spitter made his presence felt in a variety of other ways. He meets all the criteria to be one of the Hottest MC in the Game.