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However, a setback occurred: Mill was arrested, charged with gun and drug possession, and ordered to serve seven months in prison. Under Grand Hustle, Mill formed a work relationship with the label's resident disc jockey, DJ Drama.
Mill and Drama teamed up to release the third edition of Mill's Flamers series.
The remix charted on the Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at #51, becoming Mill's most successful single at that time.
In August 2011, Mill released Dreamchasers, a well received mixtape featuring his urban hit "House Party" and guest appearances from Rick Ross, Yo Gotti and Beanie Siegel among others.
He’d often stay up well past midnight filling notebooks with phrases and verses that he’d later draw on.
Later he and three friends formed the rap group, The Bloodhoundz.
Following an album release party in Philadelphia, Mill was detained by Philadelphia police after a car in which he was riding in was pulled over.
No charges were filed, and Mill was released from custody.
During that same year, Meek Mill also met the founder and owner of Grand Hustle Records, Atlanta-based rapper and record executive T. Although he was offered other record deals, Mill felt collaborating with T. was "an opportunity of a lifetime" and thus chose his label.
In March 2011, Mill was included in XXL's "Freshman Class of 2011".
Later that year, he released his debut single, "Tupac Back", featuring Rick Ross, from his label's compilation album Self Made Vol. That same year he released his second single, "Ima Boss", also take from the compilation and featuring Ross. I., Birdman, Lil Wayne, DJ Khaled, Swizz Beatz and Rick Ross.
known professionally as Meek Mill, is an American hip hop recording artist. Mill's debut album, Dreams and Nightmares, was released in 2012 under MMG and Warner Bros. The album, preceded by the single "Young & Gettin' It", debuted at number two on the U. Meek Mill often collaborates with fellow MMG label-mates; he is also known for his appearances on MMG's Self Made compilation series, with his first two singles, "Tupac Back" and "Ima Boss", being included on volume one. Meek's father was killed when Meek was five years old, apparently during an attempted robbery.
Raised in Philadelphia, he embarked on his music career as a battle rapper, and later formed a short-lived rap group, The Bloodhoundz. His uncle, Robert, described Meek Mill's father as a "black sheep of the family".