Congratulations to Meek Mill on launching Dream Chasers Records, a joint venture with Roc Nation. He is now the President and will oversee their daily operations and develop a staff that will spearhead talent acquisition and development. His responsibilities will also include creative strategies, marketing and legal amongst other things. At the press conference, he was quoted saying “Creating a record label has always been the next step in my journey as a businessman and I appreciate Roc Nation and Jay-Z’s support of my venture.” Jay Z was quoted saying “The music and culture we create, you know we’ve been giving it away for so long. Which is understandable, you’ve got to start somewhere. You’ve got to clean the floors up before you own the building but we don’t shine shoes anymore,” Jay-Z told Gail King, a CBS analyst.
Meek Mill started his music career as a battle rapper at 13 and later formed a rap group, The Bloodhoundz with three other members. As a kid, Meek would hang with his uncle who went under the name MC Grandmaster Nell. Nell was a pioneering DJ in the late-1980s Philadelphia hip-hop scene and influenced rap artists like 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 artists Chic Raw and Vodka.
The Bloodhoundz stayed together long enough to release four mixtapes. In 2008, Meek Mill released his fourth solo mixtape, Flamers 2: Hottest in tha City, which spawned the singles “I’m So Fly,” “Prolli,” and “Hottest in the City.” Flamers 2 caught the attention of Charlie Mack, founder and President of 215 Aphillyated Records. Mack was so impressed with Mill that he immediately signed him to his management company
In 2008 T.I signed Meek Mill to his first record deal signing him to Grand Hustle. Under Grand Hustle, Mill formed a work relationship with DJ Drama. Meek Mill and Drama teamed up to release the third edition of Mill’s Flamers Series. The mixtape, titled Flamers 3: The Wait Is Over, was released on March 12, 2010. Meek managed to produce a couple of singles but an album was never released due to both Meek and T.I having legal issues. In February 2011, after leaving Grand Hustle Records Meek signed to Rick Ross’s Maybach Music Group (MMG). Meek Mill’s debut album, Dreams, and Nightmares was released in 2012 under MMG and Warner Brother Record. The album, which had the lead single Amen featured Drake and debuted at number two on the Billboards.
In October 2012, Mill first announced the launch of his own label, Dream Chasers Records, Meek Mill named it after his mixtape series. He had artists like Chino, Omelly, Nick Papz, YBS Skola, and Calboy. Also his former artist like Goldie, Guordan Banks, Lee Mazin, the late Lil Snupe and Louie V Gutta.
Meek is also known for his appearances on MMG’s Self Made series, with his first two singles, “Tupac Back” and “Ima Boss” being included on volumes one. He released his second album, “Dreams Worth More Than Money”, in 2015 and his third album, “Wins and Losses” in 2016. His fourth studio album, “Championships” was released on November 2018 and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. It’s lead single, “Going Bad” featured Drake and peaked at number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Another congratulations is in order for Meek Mill. Meek Mill’s 2008 gun conviction was just thrown out and he’s being granted a new trial and a new judge to re-fight the charge.
A panel of judges handed down their decision Wednesday in Pennsylvania Superior Court saying Meek does in fact deserve a new trial, with a new jury and a new judge.
Meek celebrated the decision on Instagram stating “As of right now I’m not on probation and I am not a felon anymore,”. He went on to say, “today was mega!”.
Salute to you Meek and continued success.