Where is Meek Mill from? Meek Mill is from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he was born Robert Williams on May 6, 1987. The future hip-hop star grew up in North Philly battle-rapping with buddies on street corners, and as a teenager, he formed a short-lived group called the BloodHoundz. After going solo and releasing a string of mixtapes, Meek Mill linked up with TI’s Grand Hustle imprint, and it looked like he was heading for the big time. Then he was convicted in 2008 on gun charges, and that threw his career off the rails. Luckily, Mill rebounded, signed with Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group, and dropped his debut, “Dreams and Nightmares,” in 2012. The album hit No. 2 on the Billboard 200, solidifying his status as an up-and-comer.

As a kid in North Philly, Meek Mill was a “wiry” — as the Miami New Times puts it — dreamer who fantasized about rap stardom. His first mixtape, “Flamers,” dropped in 2008, and after getting out of prison, Mill upped his productivity big time, issuing five additional mixtapes in a period of 12 months. That earned him the attention of Rick Ross, who signed the young MC in 2011. That same year, Meek Mill was featured in XXL Magazine’s “Freshmen Class” feature. Following “Dreams and Nightmares,” Mill returned with the “Dreamchasers 3” mixtape, the latest installment in a long-running series, and he’s slated to release his sophomore studio LP, “Dreams Worth More Than Money,” in 2014.

Just 26 years old, Meek Mill has transcended his Philadelphia roots, and over the years, he’s appeared on tracks with superstars like Mariah Carey, Rick Ross, Wale, Asher Roth, Pusha T, and Tyga.

“I work hard. Just like my whole team,” Meek told the Miami New Times. “MMG, man … We work hard. We do it. That’s why it’s called chasin’. We speedin’ and catchin’ up to something that’s runnin’ away from us.”

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