Meek Mill — Rapper from Philadelphia
Meek Mill (real name Robert Rihmeek Williams) was born on 6 May 1987 in Philadelphia. His father was killed in 1992 during a robbery attempt. Robert discovered hip-hop culture thanks to his uncle DJ Grandmaster Nell.
When Williams was a teenager, he and his friends founded a band called Bloodhoundz. They recorded four mixtapes.
In 2005, Robert was arrested for illegal firearm possession and attacking police officers. He had received a suspended sentence.
In August 2008, Williams adopted a pseudonym Meek Mill and released his first mixtape Flamers, which was available for free downloading. The album caught the attention of Charlie Mack from 215 Aphillyated Records. He offered the rapper a deal with his label and the aspiring musician agreed. At about the same time, Williams got another deal offer from rapper T.I. and his label Grand Hustle Records. However, the popularity and success in the music industry couldn’t keep Meek Mill from breaking the law. Shortly, he was arrested for drug dealing and firearm possession. Williams spent seven months in jail.