Robert Rihmeek Williams or popularly known as “Meek Mill” is an American Rap Artist, Songwriter, and Activist.
- Stage Name: Meek Mill
- Full Name: Robert Rihmeek Williams
- Gender: Male
- Birthday: May 6, 1987
- Place of Origin: Pennsylvania, United States
- Age: 33
- Height: 6’
- Nationality: American
- Sexual Orientation: Straight Male
- Status: Single
- Wife: None
- Profession: Rap Artist, Songwriter, Activist
- Total Net Worth: $20 million
He was born on May 6, 1987, in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. He lived with his mother, Kathy Williams, and his sister Nasheem Williams. His father died when he was still five years old, due to an attempted robbery. After that, he and his family moved to North Philadelphia, on Berks Street.
At his early age, Robert was known to be shy and rarely spoke, and he became acquainted with his father’s brother who was a well-known pioneer of a disc jockey that goes by his MC name Grandmaster Nell.
Robert’s passion for hip hop grew from his uncle, artists like Will Smith, DJ Jazzy Jeff, and other artists like Vodka and Chic Raw.
As a teenager, Robert would compete in rap battles under his stage name, Meek Mill. Part of it is staying up all night to write inspiration, phrases, and verses in his notebook.
Robert was also involved in criminal activities, he was caught walking into a corner store armed. His experience with the police who beat him up during the arrest released a statement of accusation and told that Robert ran them down trying to kill them, led him to his advocacy as an activist for justice. The arrest placed him on probation.
Robert in his personal life has dated female rap artist Nicki Minaj, but the relationship only lasted for two years.
Mill has three children with his girlfriend Milan Rouge.
Meek Mill Career
Robert’s music career started together with his group, The Bloodhoundz, however, it was short-lived. In 2008, Robert signed his first record deal with Atlanta rap artist T.I. That was after his group had disbanded.
In the same year, he released his fourth solo mixtape, titled, Flamers 2: Hottest in tha City. His promotional single was the songs Prolli, Hottest in the City, and I’m So Fly, which caught the attention of President and Founder of 215 Aphillyated Records, Charlie Mack. Seeing Robert’s talent, he immediately signed him up in his management company.
During this time, he met several record labels that offered him a contract, however, Robert felt that collaborating with T.I. would be a chance, once in a lifetime for him.
As everything went well, Robert experienced a setback when he was arrested for drugs and gun possession. He spent seven months in prison and was released in early 2009.
In 2011 and 2012, Robert signed with the Maybach Music Group and collaborated with American rap artist, Wale. Within this year, he released his debut single “Tupac Back”, which features Rick Ross, and his second single, “Ima Boss”, also featuring Rick Ross.
In June of 1012, he released his album “Dreams & Nightmares”, which landed him the top second on the US Billboard 200 chart in the first week, and earned him a sales of 165,000 copies.
In 2013 to 2017, Robert released his album, Dreams Worth More Than Money, Wins & Losses, and DC4. Dreams Worth More Than Money has topped the Billboard 200 chart in 2015.
In 2018, he released his album “Championship”. It was a success and has earned positive feedback from critics. It sold 229,000 album units.
In June 2020, he released his protest song called “Otherside of America”.
Robert will continue to release albums and songs, continuing his professional career.
Robert also has launched his own record label imprint called, “Dream Chase Records”, featuring Lee Mazin, Goldie, and Louie V. Gutta. This record label is his joint venture with Roc Nation and Jay-Z.
Robert was convicted of gun possession and drug dealing that sentenced him to 11 to 23 months of jail time and 8 years of probation. He was then released in 2009 with a 5-year parole agreement.
In 2013, Robert again was found violating his probation and was ordered to take etiquette classes. However, in 2014, his probation was revoked and he was sentenced to 8 days of house arrest.
In 2017, he was arrested in St. Louis, Missouri airport for assaulting two pedestrians. This led to two to four years in jail for violation of his existing parole.
In 2018, his 2007 case was brought up and the police officer who handled his case was placed under scrutiny for the potential mishandling of Robert’s case. His attorney, Joe Tacopina, has made allegations of inappropriateness against Judge Brinkley.
In 2019, Robert was granted an appeal, by the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, and ordered a new trial of his 2008 case, to be handled by another Judge.
It was premiered in a docuseries called “Free Meek” that premiered on Prime Video. It was a five-part series produced by Jay-Z and Roc Nation.
The same year, Robert was not given access to the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, attempting to watch a show. Joe Tacopina, his attorney, stated that Robert was not granted access because of racial issues.
Robert then declared that he will take legal action about the incident. Following the event, the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas responded by issuing a letter of apology. Robert accepted the apology and there were no cases or lawsuits filed for the incident.
Meek Mill Awards and Nomination
Meek Mill has received several awards and nominations as a rap artist and songwriter in the industry.
He has nominations in American Music Awards, BET Awards, BET Hip-Hop Awards, Grammy Awards, iHeartRadio Music Awards, mtvU Woodie Awards, Shorty Awards, Soul Train Awards, and Teen Choice Awards.
He has won awards in Billboard Music Awards as 2016 Top Rap Album, and BET Hip-Hop Awards as 2012 Best Mixtape.
Meek Mill Total Net Worth
Meek Mill is well known in his community as one of the talented rap artists and songwriters in his generation. People, fans, and critics have recognized his efforts and contribution with a favorable response to his career.
He has a total net worth of $20 million.