by John Wyatt
photo by Miller Mobley
Meek Mill was already a household name among the battle rapper circuits and Philadelphia streets before he ever appeared on Maybach Music’s Self-Made, Vol. 1. His Dreamchasers mixtapes showcased his energetic, near-yelling type of flow. Following his debut LP Dreams & Nightmares, Meek steadily climbed the charts with each release, leading up to 2015’s Dreams Worth More than Money. From there, Meek faced several setbacks: a blistering diss track from Drake (“Back to Back”), a breakup with Nicki Minaj (whom he was dating at the time), and an arrest in 2017 followed by a year in prison. But none of that slowed down Meek Mill. Just a few months later, he released his critically acclaimed Championships, boasting features from Jay-Z, Cardi B, and of all people, Drake (in which the two officially squash the beef). Fans can catch Meek Mill triumphantly return with tracks like “Going Bad”, “Dangerous”, and “All Eyes on You”.