Meek Mill

Meek Mill
Williams performing at the BET Awards in 2018
Williams performing at the BET Awards in 2018
Background information
Birth nameRobert Rihmeek Williams
Also known asMeek Millz
Born (1987-05-06) May 6, 1987 (age 33)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
GenresHip hop
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
  • activist
Years active2003–present
Associated acts
TelevisionFree Meek
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Robert Rihmeek Williams (born May 6, 1987),[3] known professionally as Meek Mill, is an American rapper, songwriter, and activist.[4] Born and raised in Philadelphia, he embarked on his music career as a battle rapper, and later formed a short-lived rap group, The Bloodhoundz. In 2008, Atlanta-based rapper T.I. signed Meek Mill to his first record deal. In February 2011, after leaving Grand Hustle Records, Mill signed with Miami-based rapper Rick Ross's Maybach Music Group (MMG). Mill's debut album, Dreams and Nightmares, was released in 2012 under MMG and Warner Bros. Records. The album, preceded by the lead single "Amen" (featuring Drake), debuted at number 57 on the U.S. Billboard 200.

In October 2012, Mill announced the launch of his own label imprint, Dream Chasers Records, named after his mixtape series. Meek Mill often collaborates with fellow MMG label-mates; he is also known for his appearances on MMG's Self Made compilation series, with his first two singles, "Tupac Back" and "Ima Boss", being included on volume one. He released his second album, Dreams Worth More Than Money, in 2015 and his third album, Wins & Losses, in 2016. His fourth studio album, Championships, was released in November 2018 and debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 chart. Its lead single, "Going Bad" (featuring Drake), peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot 100, marking Mill's highest charting single to date.

In November 2017, he was sentenced to two to four years in prison for violating parole and served five months at the State Correctional Institution – Chester in Chester, Pennsylvania, before being released while his trial continues. In August 2019, a documentary series about his battle with the criminal justice system, Free Meek, was released on Prime Video. Mill served as executive producer on the series alongside Jay-Z.[5]

  1. ^ "Meek Mill has a management deal with Roc Nation". Archived from the original on March 25, 2018. Retrieved March 17, 2018.
  2. ^ Cite error: The named reference 3rd was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  3. ^ Kellman, Andy. "Meek Mill". Archived from the original on April 23, 2015. Retrieved August 9, 2015.
  4. ^ Mill, Meek (November 26, 2018). "Opinion - Meek Mill: Prisoners Need a New Set of Rights". Archived from the original on December 23, 2018. Retrieved December 23, 2018 – via
  5. ^ Williams, Janice (August 9, 2019). "Everything to know about Meek Mill's Amazon Prime Video documentary series 'Free Meek'". Newsweek. Archived from the original on August 13, 2019. Retrieved August 14, 2019.

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