For nearly ten years, Meek Mill has been releasing music on the independent scene. Meek Mill hails from the legendary Philadelphia hip hop scene and watched as Eve and the State Property movement enjoyed their run among the top of the game. While they graced television screens and magazine covers, Meek Mill worked on the street. Eventually, Meek Mill caught the attention of T.I. and signed with Grand Hustle in 2007.
Meek Mill would leave Grand Hustle Records and return to the Philadelphia mixtape scene, where he built an incredible buzz. Through his Flamerz mixtape series, Meek Mill was able to expand his fan base well outside of Philadelphia. By 2010, Rick Ross had fulfilled his promise of taking over the rap game and he then decided to build his Maybach Music Group into an empire.
Rick Ross started 2011 with two major news releases, he signed Wale, formerly of Interscope Records, and popular mixtape rapper, Meek Mill. In 2011, Wale and Meek Mill would enjoy much success through their collaborations. While Wale enjoyed commercial success, Meek Mill connected more with the streets and his singles gained a bit more popularity.
In 2011, Meek Mill was featured on such popular singles as “Tupac Back,” “I’m a Boss,” both with Rick Ross, and “House Party,” with Young Chris, a former State Property rapper and fellow Philadelphia rapper. Meek Mill released his Dreamchasers mixtape in 2011, which was hosted by DJ Drama. The success of Meek Mill’s mixtape was more than many albums released in 2011 and Meek Mill was able to become one of the most-popular rappers in the game, despite releases from Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Game, Drake, Kanye West, and many others.
Since he did so well on the mixtape circuit, Meek Mill is gearing up for the release of his official debut album. Meek Mill revealed, during an interview with Angie Martinez for Hot 97 that Maybach Music is preparing him for an album release in December of this year.