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Robert Rihmeek Williams born May 6, known professionally as Meek Millis an American rappersongwriter, and activist. InAtlanta-based rapper T. The album, preceded by the lead single " Amen " featuring Drakedebuted at number two on the U. Billboard In OctoberMill announced the launch of his own label imprintDream Chasers Recordsnamed after his mixtape series.
His fourth studio album, Championshipswas released in November and debuted at number one on the Billboard In Novemberhe was sentenced to two to four years in prison for violating parole and served five months at the State Correctional Institution — Chester in Chester, Pennsylvaniabefore being Posted Up - Meek Mill - Flamers 2 while his trial continues. In Augusta documentary series about his battle with the criminal justice system, Free Meekwas released on Amazon 's Prime Video.
Mill served as executive producer on the series. He has an older sister, Nasheema Williams. Kathy grew up in poverty and her mother died when she was young. Meek's father was killed when Meek was five years old, apparently during an attempted robbery.
His uncle, Robert, described Meek Mill's father as a " black Movie Five - Michael Mantler - Movies of the family". After her husband's death, Kathy moved with Meek and his sister to North Philadelphiawhere they lived in a three-bedroom apartment on Berks Street.
Their financial condition was poor and she started cutting hair, doing other jobs, and shoplifting in order to support her family. As a kid, he became acquainted with another of his father's brothers, who under the MC name Grandmaster Nell was a pioneering disc jockey DJ in the lates Philadelphia hip-hop scene and influenced rap artists Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff. Meek's interest in hip-hop grew as a result of these early influences.
He was also influenced by the independent hip-hop Posted Up - Meek Mill - Flamers 2 Chic Raw and Vodka, whom he learned to emulate by watching their DVDs. During his early teenage years, Meek often took part in rap battles under the pseudonym Meek Millz. He often stayed up well past midnight filling notebooks with phrases and verses that he later drew on. Later he and three friends formed the rap group The Bloodhoundz. They bought blank CDs and jewel cases at Kinkosencouraging friends to burn them with Posted Up - Meek Mill - Flamers 2 group's songs and distribute them.
When he was 18, while walking to a Posted Up - Meek Mill - Flamers 2 store armed, Meek was arrested for illegally possessing a firearm and was beaten up by the police. Because of the beating, Live - HDQ* / Pink Turds In Space - Live In Dublin lips and both eyes became swollen and one of his braids was ripped out.
He was charged with assaulting the police after two black cops gave a statement against him in the case, saying he chased them down with a gun and tried to kill them. He was then placed on probation.
The Bloodhoundz lasted long enough to release four mixtapes. Mack was so impressed with Mill that he immediately signed him to his management company. During that same year, Meek Mill also met the founder and owner of Grand Hustle RecordsAtlanta -based rapper and record executive T. Records ; within a week both record companies offered him a Day-O - Soul Flutes - Trust In Me. Although he was offered other record deals, Mill felt collaborating with T.
However, a setback occurred: Mill was arrested, charged with gun and drug possession, and ordered to serve seven months in prison. He was released in early Mill and Drama teamed up to release the third edition of Mill's Flamers series.
That same year he released his second single, " Ima Boss ", also take from the compilation and featuring Ross. The song was later remixedfeaturing T. The remix charted on the Billboard Hot and peaked at 51, becoming Mill's most successful single at that time. On June 19," Amen " - originally included on Dreamchasers 2was released as the lead single from Mill's debut studio album.
He's the next one to take this shit over. No charges were filed, and Mill was released from custody. Mill released the third installment of the Dreamchasers series, Dreamchasers 3. Meek Mill posted 6 videos on his Instagram previewing music for his mixtape, DC4. Meek Mill released DC4 on October 28, On November 16,Mill announced his fourth album, Championshipswhich was Yeats Grave - The Cranberries - Hi-End Ultra X-Treme on November Gutta, Lee Mazin and Goldie.
I want to take my experiences in the music industry, use them to find young, hungry talent and open doors for the next generation of artists. Jay-Z spoke on the joint venture saying "Everything he has done leading up to this point shows he is ready to [lead] the next generation.
We look at the big picture — this is way beyond signing artists and having hot records. InMill was convicted of drug dealing and gun possession and sentenced to 11 to 23 months in prison, followed by eight years of probation, by Judge Genece Brinkley. Mill was released in early under a five-year parole agreement. In MayMill was again found to have violated his probation and ordered Posted Up - Meek Mill - Flamers 2 take etiquette classes. The violation was a failure to report travel plans as required and social media postings that resulted in death threats to the probation officer assigned his case.
Brinkley established an August deadline for the classes, noting that Mill has "a lot of issues" and that the classes would provide him with a "big-picture perspective" on his personal and professional actions. Brinkley said the classes were "more important than any concerts he might have.
He was found guilty for a parole violation again on December 17, The judge hearing his case refused to give him another chance and ordered him not to work or perform before his sentencing on February 5, The sentence became effective on March 1.
Mill was not allowed to work and was required to do daily community service with groups serving adults. He was also sentenced to six more years of probation. On March 11,Mill was arrested at an airport in St. LouisMissouri for assaulting two pedestrians. Shortly after his arrest and court appearance, he was given a court summons.
Reports alleged that there was an FBI investigation into the conduct of Brinkley, the judge presiding over his case. In Februarythe officer of Mill's original case was brought under scrutiny for the potential mishandling of his arrest. This came upon a whistle-blower's testimony responsible for the revelation of hundreds of other corrupt officers. An appeal to reverse Mill's conviction was submitted. On April 24,Mill was released pending the outcome of the appeal to the Pennsylvania supreme court.
Rubina minority owner of the Philadelphia 76ers and longtime supporter of Mill, flew Mill in by helicopter to a 76ers game to perform a ceremonial bell-ringing on the court. With Mill's continuous arrests and probation from Brinkley, he is estimated by his booking agency and management to have lost millions of dollars in profit. On July 24,the Superior Court of Pennsylvania granted Mill's appeal, overturning his conviction and ordering a new trial to be overseen by another judge other than Judge Brinkley.
In a statement, the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office said it was pleased that the appeals court "validated our position that Robert Rihmeek Williams deserves a new trial before a court that has no appearance of partiality. On August 9,a docuseries Free Meek premiered on Amazon.
On November 29,Meek Mill and Posted Up - Meek Mill - Flamers 2 Nation were sued by the family Sweet Vibrations - Various - This Is. Jungle Jaquan Graves, who was shot and killed in the parking lot outside a Connecticut concert in December Graves had just left the facility when gunfire started and he was killed.
The lawsuit also claims that Mill and Roc Nation allowed "thugs" to remain on the premises after exhibiting disorderly, disruptive, argumentative, angry and agitated behaviors toward patrons. His attorney, ○ (djevojčurak) - ∏* - ☠ (časna lubanjska) Tacopina, alleged that Mill was turned away because of his race.
On May 25,Mill said that he intended to pursue legal action against the hotel for racial discrimination. Tacopina then announced that his client had accepted it, and no lawsuit would be forthcoming. Jomo K. Johnson called for a boycott of Mill due to the song's lyrical content. And being resident of North Philadelphia and pastor, I revoke Meek's 'hood pass' until this happens," Johnson said in a statement.
But at the end of the day, it's real life. And me, I wasn't trying to disrespect no religion or anything like that. A feud started between Meek Mill and fellow Posted Up - Meek Mill - Flamers 2 rapper Cassidywhen Mill offered to battle several underground rappers including Cassidy.
Cassidy would later accept the challenge, adding "if the money was right". They participated in a short social exchange, after which Cassidy released "The Diary of a Hustla", which was originally thought to be a diss track towards Mill. This was later refuted by Cassidy.
Cassidy later said the feud was not personal, saying it was all in the spirit of hip hop. This was despite the fact that he said "Repo" would be his final diss record. In JulyMeek Mill publicly criticized Canadian Toronto-based entertainer Drake on Twittercalling him out for not writing his own lyrics.
In a series of tweets, the rapper claimed his counterpart used a ghostwriter for " R. He don't write his own raps. That's why he ain't tweet my album because we found out! Flex released multiple audio recordings of reference tracks featuring Quentin Miller performing the soon-to-be Drake songs, "10 Bands", "Used To", "Know Yourself" and his guest verse on "R.
Drake highlighted Posted Up - Meek Mill - Flamers 2 Mill's relatively low sales volume and further claimed that the rapper was fading into obscurity.
The track, streamed overtimes in 4 hours, heavily suggested that Mill's relationship with Nicki Minaj is lopsided in the latter's favor and also further criticized the former for not responding to "Charged Up" and for only relying on Twitter to attack Drake. Posted Up - Meek Mill - Flamers 2 then removed the song from SoundCloud and said Once Again - SFA - New York he was moving on from his feud with Drake.
On January 30,Drake released a new diss track aimed at Mill, titled " Summer Sixteen ", as the buzz singleused to promote his fourth studio album, Views. Meek directly references Drake in several lines of the song, such as "If you didn't write it, don't record it.
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