Robert Williams (born May 6, 1987), better known by his stage name Meek Mill, is an American rapper from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was briefly signed to T.I.’s label Grand Hustle Records and in February 2011 signed to Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group. In March 2011, Mill was included in XXL’s “Freshman Class of 2011”.
In 2011, he released his debut single, “Tupac Back”, featuring Rick Ross, from his label’s compilation album Self Made Vol. 1. That same year he released another single from the album, “Ima Boss”, also featuring Ross. The song was later remixed, featuring T.I., Birdman, Lil Wayne, DJ Khaled, Swizz Beatz and Ross. The remix charted on the Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at #51. “Ima Boss” is so far Meek Mill’s most successful song, peaking at #20 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
In February 2012, MTV listed Meek Mill as the #7 hottest MC in their annual “Hottest MCs in the Game” list.
On May 7, 2012, Mill released the second fresh installment in his Dreamchasers series. The mixtape features guest appearances from Drake, Jeremih, Big Sean, Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz and more. Mill has stated his favorite tracks off the tape are “Amen,” “A1 Everything” and “Racked Up Shawty” with French Montana and Fabolous. On May 10, it was announced Meek Mill signed with Roc Nation management.