Today In Hip-Hop: Meek Mill Celebrates 26th Birthday

On this day, May 6, in hip-hop history…

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1987:There’s no doubt that Meek Mill will be paying a visit to King of Diamonds tonight.

The Philly rapper burst onto the scene with his Flamers series that caught the attention of hip-hop heavyweights Charlie Mack and T.I. While a short stint in jail stopped him from landing a Grand Hustle deal, Meek bounced back and signed with Rick Ross in 2011. Later that year, he would become a XXL Freshman and drop two game-changing singles—“Tupac Back” and “Ima Boss.” His buzz just kept growing as more fans were attracted to his view of the streets punctuated by fiery rhymes.

Meek has gone on to work with other big names such as Drake, Lil Wayne, Mariah Carey, as well as up-and-comers Kid Ink, Gunplay and more. He recently started Dream Chasers Records that features respectable acts like Lee Mazin and Lil Snupe. While he is putting the finishing touches on Dreamchasers 3, Meek has been hitting spots across the U.S. on his “Dreams Come True” tour.

With that said, Meek has a long journey ahead of him. But as a star in hip-hop now, the 26-year-old will continue to climb the ladder of success. I don’t sleep much…I’m up chasing my dreams!