November 1st, 2010
Well, for what it’s worth MTV (taking a break from plotting the next season of Jersey Shore, no doubt) seems to think Philly’s own Meek Mill — who wowed ‘em the other week at the Power 99 Powerhouse show at the Wells Fargo Center — is the next hot-shit rapper to emerge from the 215. Hard to argue with that. They ran a nice lil’ Meek profile the other day; here’s an excerpt:
The Philadelphia rapper has been feeding his hometown mixtapes and music since 2007, when he released his first project, Flamerz 1.
He kept grinding, earning followers one by one until he hooked up with local legend Charlie Mack. The two joined forces, and Meek inked with Mack’s 215 Aphillyated Records; later, Meek became part of T.I.’s Grand Hustle stable.
Off the strength of his local heater “Rosé Red,” T.I. delivered a verse for the remix, and Meek then reached out to Harlem upstart Vado to get down. Rick Ross landed on the track when the Miami MC was visiting the City of Brotherly Love and asked his Twitter followers who he should connect with; Meek Mill was the overwhelming response.
The Jahlil Beats-produced “Rosé Red” is featured on Meek and Drama’s Flamerz 3: The Wait Is Over mixtape.
“If you didn’t see [the show] or if you haven’t already heard, Meek Milly is Philly,” Drama told us. “Twenty-thousand fans screaming each and every word off of a mixtape. We talking about groundwork, a movement. He got the city on his back. It’s only a matter of time until the world pays attention.”