Philly’s Power 99 is celebrating Black History Month by shouting out some of our favorite sons and daughters throughout the month of February with The Power List. Some of the biggest names in the world of music, entertainment, politics and the arts that hail from Philly or the surrounding Tri-State area.
FEBRUARY 12, 2021:
Robert Rihmeek Williams, who is popularly known as Meek Mill, was born and raised in North Philadelphia. Meek first made a name in the rap game as battle or street rapper. Shortly after forming a short lived group called the Bloodhoundz, he signed to his first label by rapper, T.I. in 2008. In 2011, he signed with Miami based rapper, Rick Ross to Maybach Music Group (MMG) but eventually started his own label called: ‘DreamChasers’. In November of 2018, Meek released his biggest solo album, ‘Championships’, which debuted at Number 1 on the Billboard Hip Hop & R&B charts, and contained features from Jay-Z, Fabolous, Cardi B, Rick Ross.In 2020 he made his feature film debut in the movie, Charm City Kings.His Reform Alliance initiative that he co-founded with Jay-Z in 2019 is extremely active in seeking to change how harsh and unfair the criminal justice system has historically been to victims of color.
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