ENTERTAINMENT EVENTS

Meek Mill At Bliss Nightclub on July 26th For His Album Release Party

#MEEKMILL OFFICIAL ALBUM RELEASE PARTY AT #BLISSDC NEXT WEDNESDAY JULY 26TH. TICKETS AT BLISSDC.COM
TABLES 202 808 8600. @meekmill #winsandlosses

 

Meek Mill was born Robert Rihmeek Williams on May 6, 1987 in South Philadelphia, the son of Kathy Williams. He has an older sister, Nasheema Williams. Kathy grew up in poverty and her mother died when she was young. Meek’s father was killed when Meek was five years old, apparently during an attempted robbery. His uncle, Robert, described Meek Mill’s father as a “black sheep of the family”. After her husband’s death, Kathy moved with Meek and his sister to North Philadelphia, where they lived in a three-bedroom apartment on Berks Street. Their financial condition was poor and she started cutting hair, doing other jobs some of which were “semi-legal”, and shoplifting, to support the family. At home, Meek Mill was shy and rarely spoke. As a kid, he became acquainted with another of his dad’s brothers, Grandmaster Nell, who was a pioneering disc jockey (DJ) in the late-1980s Philadelphia hip-hop scene and influenced Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff. Meek’s interest in hip-hop grew. He was also influenced by the independent hip-hop artists Chic Raw and Vodka, whom he used to emulate by watching their DVDs.

During his early teenage years, Meek Mill often took part in rap battles, under the pseudonym Meek Millz. 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. They bought blank CDs and jewel cases at Kinko’s, encouraging friends to burn them with the group’s songs and distribute them. When he was 18, while walking to a corner store armed, Meek Mill was arrested for illegally possessing a firearm and was beaten up by the police. Because of the beating, his lips and both eyes became swollen and one of his braids was ripped out. He was charged with assaulting the police after two black cops gave a statement against him in the case, saying he chased them down with a gun and tried to kill them. He was then put on probation.