Meek Mill Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Meek Mill is an American rapper, songwriter, and activist born on May 6, 1987. He started his music career as a battle rapper and later was part of a short-lived group called “The Bloodhoundz”. In 2008, he signed as a solo artist with T.I.’s Grand Hustle Records but left in 2011 without releasing any albums with them.

That same year he joined Rick Ross‘ Maybach Music Group (MMG) and gained mainstream attention with his appearances on the label’s compilation album “Self Made Vol. 1” in 2011. His songs “Tupac Back” featuring Rick Ross and “Ima Boss” featuring Rick Ross both made waves with the latter entering the Billboard Hot 100.

Meek Mill’s first official album “Dreams and Nightmares” came out in 2012 through MMG and Warner Bros. Records. The album reached number two on the Billboard 200 chart driven by the lead single “Amen” featuring Drake. His subsequent albums “Dreams Worth More Than Money” (2015), “Wins & Losses” (2016), “Championships” (2018), “Expensive Pain” (2021), and a collaborative album with Rick Ross titled “Too Good to Be True” (2023) all achieved significant chart success.

In addition to his music career Meek Mill founded the record label Dream Chasers Records in 2012 which has supported his projects and signed other artists such as Yung Bleu Vory and Lil Snupe.

In 2017, Meek Mill faced legal issues when he was sentenced to two to four years in prison for violating parole. He served five months before being released while his case continued. Following this experience, a documentary series called “Free Meek” was released on Amazon Prime Video in 2019 produced by Jay-Z. That same year Jay-Z and Meek Mill co-founded the Reform Alliance a nonprofit focused on reforming the national criminal justice system.

Full NameRobert Rihmeek Williams
Date of BirthMay 6, 1987
Place of BirthPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
OccupationRapper, songwriter, activist
Height6 feet (183 cm)
partnerMilan Harris
Children3
Net Worth$20 million

Meek Mill’s Early Life

Meek Mill Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Robert Rihmeek Williams known as Meek Mill was born on May 6, 1987, in South Philadelphia Pennsylvania. His mother Kathy Williams raised him and his older sister Nasheema in North Philadelphia after his father was tragically killed during a robbery when Meek was just five years old.

Growing up they lived in a small apartment on Berks Street and struggled financially. To make ends meet Kathy took on various jobs like cutting hair and even resorted to shoplifting at times. Meek was a quiet child at home but developed a keen interest in hip-hop inspired by his uncle who was a DJ in Philadelphia’s hip-hop scene in the late 1980s.

During his early teens, Meek began participating in rap battles using the name Meek Millz. He spent countless late nights filling notebooks with rhymes and verses. Eventually, he and three friends formed a rap group called The Bloodhoundz. They recorded their music on blank CDs and distributed them to friends starting to make a name for themselves in the local music scene.

Career

Meek Mill Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Meek Mill’s journey in the music industry started with his group “The Bloodhoundz” who put out four mixtapes. Then from 2006 to 2008, he released three solo mixtapes: The Real Me The Real Me 2, and Flamers. In 2009, his fourth solo mixtape Flamers 2: Hottest in tha City gained attention with tracks like “I’m So Fly”, “Prolli”, and “Hottest in the City.” This caught the eye of Charles “Charlie Mack” Alston known for managing artists like Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff. Impressed Alston signed Meek Mill to his management company.

Around the same time, Meek Mill met T.I. who offered him opportunities with Grand Hustle Records and Warner Bros. Records. Despite other offers, Meek chose to work with T.I. due to the unique chance it presented. However Meek faced legal trouble soon after which delayed his music plans.

After his release in 2009, he continued under Grand Hustle and collaborated with DJ Drama to release “Flamers 3: The Wait Is Over” in 2010. This mixtape featured “Rosé Red” later remixed with verses from T.I. Rick Ross and Vado. Despite legal issues affecting their plans Meek and T.I. eventually parted ways in 2010.

In 2011, Rick Ross signed Meek Mill to his Maybach Music Group label. That year Meek gained recognition with singles like “Tupac Back” and “Ima Boss” both featuring Rick Ross. These tracks part of the Self Made Vol. 1 album marked a turning point in his career. His popularity continued to rise with the release of Dreamchasers in 2011 which featured hits like “House Party.”

In 2012, Meek Mill released Dreamchasers 2 which saw massive success with 1.5 million downloads in just six hours. He also signed with Roc Nation management in May 2012. Later that year he faced controversy over his single “Amen” criticized for its lyrics by a Philadelphia pastor.

Despite the challenges, Meek Mill’s debut studio album Dreams & Nightmares was released in October 2012 debuting at number two on the Billboard 200 chart. The album showcased his growth and established him as a significant force in hip-hop.

Meek Mill Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Meek Mill a prominent rapper released several albums and mixtapes over the years. His “Dreamchasers 3” mixtape released in September 2013 featured collaborations with artists like Rick Ross, Akon, and Future. Following this he announced his second studio album “Dreams Worth More Than Money” which topped the Billboard 200 upon its release in June 2015.

In 2016, Meek Mill dropped “DC4” which included previews on his Instagram and was followed by the release of his third studio album “Wins & Losses” in July 2017.

Moving forward his fourth album “Championships” came out in November 2018 to critical acclaim debuting at number one on the Billboard 200. During the protests in June 2020 following George Floyd’s murder Meek Mill released the protest song “Otherside of America.”

In 2020, he also released the “Quarantine Pack” EP and starred in the film “Charm City Kings” which received positive reviews. His fifth studio album “Expensive Pain” was released in October 2021 and debuted at number three on the Billboard 200.

Meek Mill has been actively involved in his record label Dream Chasers Records which launched officially in 2019 as a joint venture with Roc Nation. He aims to mentor and support young talent in the music industry through this initiative.

In July 2022, Meek Mill announced that he had ended his management deal with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Entertainment although he continues to collaborate with Jay-Z on prison reform through their REFORM Alliance.

Throughout his career, Meek Mill has not only made a mark in music but also in advocating for social issues and supporting new artists through his record label.

Net Worth

Meek Mill has an estimated net worth of $20 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. The main source of Meek Mill’s net worth comes from his successful career as a rapper and music artist. His earnings primarily come from record sales, concerts, endorsements, and other business ventures related to the music industry.

Personal life

Meek Mill Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

After serving a three-to-six-month prison sentence for breaking probation rules Meek Mill started dating Nicki Minaj in early 2015. He even joined her on tour as an opening act that year. However, their relationship ended in January 2017 which Nicki Minaj referenced in her song “Regret in Your Tears.”

In early 2020 there was a public incident involving Mill, Nicki Minaj, and her husband Kenneth Petty at a store called Maxfield. This led to a heated exchange on Twitter between Mill and Minaj with both sides making abuse accusations.

Meek Mill has three children. In 2020, his then-girlfriend Milan Harris gave birth to their third child which coincided with Meek Mill’s 33rd birthday.

Philanthropy

Meek Mill Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

In 2016, Meek Mill spent $50000 to donate 60000 bottles of Ice Mountain water to help with the Flint water crisis in Michigan. He teamed up with Big Sean for this effort.

After his release from prison in 2018, Meek Mill became a prominent advocate for reforming the criminal justice system in the United States. He co-founded the Reform Alliance with Jay-Z. This nonprofit aims to significantly reduce the number of people unfairly controlled by the justice system starting with probation and parole. They bring together leaders from business entertainment government sports and technology to support this cause.

In August 2018, Mill donated 6000 backpacks to students in Philadelphia. The Reform Alliance besides Mill and Jay-Z includes leaders like Robert Kraft (CEO of Kraft Group and owner of the New England Patriots), Michael G. Rubin (owner of the Philadelphia 76ers), Clara Wu Tsai (co-owner of the Brooklyn Nets), Robert F. Smith (founder of Vista Equity Partners), and others from business law and politics. Together they have pledged $50 million to the foundation by 2019.

To lead the organization Reform Alliance hired Van Jones a well-known political activist and CNN host/analyst as their first CEO.

Legal issues

Meek Mill Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

When he was 18 years old Meek Mill got into serious trouble. While walking to a store with a gun he was arrested and beaten badly by the police. His face swelled up and one of his braids got ripped out. He was charged with trying to harm a police officer based on the testimony of two black cops who said he chased them with a gun.

In 2008, he was convicted for having drugs and a loaded gun as a felon. He spent almost a year in jail and had probation for eight more years. After serving seven months he was released on parole. It wasn’t until January 2023 that Pennsylvania’s governor pardoned him for these crimes.

From 2012 to 2016, Meek Mill had multiple run-ins with the law. He was arrested after a party in South Philadelphia in 2012 which violated his probation. In 2013, he failed to follow probation rules again by not reporting travel and making social media posts that led to threats against his probation officer. He was ordered to take etiquette classes and faced jail time when he violated his probation in 2014. He faced more trouble in 2015 for performing without permission and was sentenced to house arrest in 2016.

In 2017, he faced more arrests and parole violations. He was accused of assault in St. Louis and causing a disturbance in New York City. These incidents led to him being sentenced to prison for two to four years for breaking his parole. He served five months before being released on bail.

In 2018, the Pennsylvania Superior Court overturned his 2008 conviction leading to a potential new trial. Allegations surfaced about corruption in his case with claims against the judge and officers involved. Despite his legal battles, Meek Mill has become a voice for criminal justice reform.

In 2019, he pleaded guilty to a lesser charge related to a firearm case from 2007. This marked a significant legal victory for him. He also premiered a documentary series called “Free Meek” which shed light on his legal struggles and sparked public discussion about fairness in the justice system.

Throughout his legal battles, Meek Mill has faced financial losses and civil lawsuits. Despite this, he continues to advocate for change and has gained support from celebrities like Jay-Z and Kevin Hart.