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30 Mind-Blowing Facts About Meek Mill Every Fan Must Know

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Meek Mill, one of the most popular hip-hop recording artists, has achieved quite a name in the music industry, right in the early phases of his career. But, his journey has been a very rough one, to the extent that he has been to hell and back. Still, he is a force to be reckoned with in the music industry, influencing the lives of millions in the society. Here are some really interesting facts about the musician that will blow your mind away:

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  1.  Meek became a leading advocate of criminal justice reform in the United States, where he transitioned his advocacy into the co-formation of Reform Alliance with fellow recording artist and entrepreneur Jay-Z.
  2.  The other founding partners of Reform Alliance, along with Mill, have collectively pledged a total $50 million to the foundation, while political activist, and CNN host/political analyst Van Jones has been hired as their inaugural CEO.
  3.  In February 2012, MTV listed Meek Mill as the "#7 hottest MC" in their annual "Hottest MCs in the Game" list.
  4.  He announced the launch of his own record label imprint, Dream Chasers Records, with the flagship artists Louie V. Gutta, Lee Mazin and Goldie, on October 26, 2012.
  5.  He announced the official launch of Dream Chasers Records as a joint venture with Roc Nation, on July 24, 2019.
  6.  Robert Rihmeek Williams was born on May 6, 1987 to Kathy Williams, in South Philadelphia. He has an older sister Nasheema Williams.
  7.  His father was killed during an attempted robbery, when Meek was just five years old. His uncle Robert described his father as a “black sheep of the family.”
  8.  Following his father’s death, his mother moved to a three-bedroom apartment on Berks Street, North Philadelphia, along with him and his sister.
  9.  In order to make ends meet, his mother started taking up various jobs, like cutting hair and others. She even started to shoplift, in an effort to support her family.
  10.  During his childhood days, he became acquainted with one of his father’s brothers, who under the MC name Grandmaster Nell was a pioneering DJ in the late-1980s Philadelphia hip-hop scene.
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  12.  While his uncle influenced him a lot, developing his interest in hip-hop, he was also influenced by the independent hip-hop artists Chic Raw and Vodka.
  13.  In his teenage years, he participated in various rap battles, under the pseudonym Meek Millz. Around this time, he used to stay up even after midnight, filling notebooks with phrases and verses.
  14.  Along with three of his friends, he formed the rap group The Bloodhoundz. The group bought blank CDs, and jewel cases at Kinkos, encouraging friends to burn them with the group's songs and distribute them.
  15.  He was arrested at the age of 18, for illegally possessing a firearm and was beaten up by the police, to the extent that his lips and eyes were swollen.
  16.  He was charged with assaulting the police, following a statement given by two black cops stating that he chased them down with a gun and tried to kill them.
  17.  He was found to have violated his probation and the judge revoked Mill's travel permit, in December 2012. He was again found to have violated his probation in May 2013.
  18.  Mill released his fourth solo mixtape “Flamers 2: Hottest in tha City,” which caught the attention of Charlie Mack, the founder and President of 215 Aphillyated Records in the year 2008.
  19.  Mack was too impressed with Mill’s performance that he immediately signed him to his management company.
  20.  The same year, he also met the founder and owner of Grand Hustle Records, Atlanta-based rapper and record executive T.I., who was extremely impressed.
  21.  He was offered an opportunity to travel, to meet with him and Warner Bros. Records, following which he was offered a deal with both the record companies.
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  23.  While he received several other record deals, Mill felt collaborating with T.I. was "an opportunity of a lifetime" and thus chose his label.
  24.  But, as a setback, he was arrested and ordered to serve seven months in prison. He was released in early 2009.
  25.  In February 2011, Rick Ross announced the signing of Mill along with fellow American rapper Wale to his Maybach Music Group (MMG) label.
  26.  Before releasing his debut studio album “Dreams & Nightmares,” Mill received co-signs from both Mariah Carey and Nas, with him appearing on Carey's 2012 single "Triumphant (Get 'Em)."
  27.  The album debuted at number 2 on the US Billboard 200 chart with first-week sales of 165,000 copies. The album sold 41,000 more copies dropping 6 spots on the chart to number 8, in the second week.
  28.  His fourth album “Championships” was released on November 30, 2018, receiving positive reviews from critics, debuting atop the US Billboard 200, selling 229,000 album-equivalent units in its first week.
  29.  Mill released another extended play title “4/4, Pt. 2,” and spent $50,000 to donate 60,000 water bottles to contribute to the Flint Water Crisis.
  30.  In June 2020, Mill released his protest song "Otherside of America", amid the protests following the murder of George Floyd.
  31.  He was arrested at an airport in St. Louis, Missouri on March 11, 2017, for assaulting two pedestrians. Shortly after his arrest and court appearance, he was given a court summons.
  32.  On November 20, 2020, Meek returned with a four-track EP, Quarantine Pack, which features rappers 42 Dugg, Vory, and Lil Durk.
  33.  Meek Mill Net Worth: $20 Million

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