Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group has another artist on MTV’s “Hottest MCs in the Game” list. After Wale took #10, newcomer and Philadelphia native Meek Mill has come in at #7 with the help of his hit single “Ima Boss.”
He has yet to release his debut album, but MTV News director of Hip Hop news Rahman Dukes says that Meek is “just as responsible for building that MMG Empire as Ross is.”
Albums: Self Made, Vol. 1 with Maybach Music Group
Selected Mixtapes: Dreamchasers
Singles: “Ima Boss” (featuring Rick Ross), “Tupac Back” (featuring Rick Ross) and “House Party” (featuring Young Chris)
Street Bangers: “Tony Story” and “Ima Boss” remix (featuring T.I., Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Birdman, Swizz Beatz and DJ Khaled)
Key Guest Appearances: Tyga’s “Rack City” remix, Maino’s “Cream” and Rick Ross’ “Last Breath”
Meteoric Metrics: Along with MMG, Meek scored a #1 rap album with the label’s Self Made, Vol.1 compilation.
Business Ventures: Hooked up with Ecko Unltd to start his Dreamchasers clothing line.
Tours: Hit the road with Lil Wayne tourmate Rick Ross, playing select dates on Weezy’s I’m Still Music Tour
Monumental Moment: A month after appearing on the 2011 XXL Freshman cover, Meek announced he had signed with Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group.
Forecast: Meek’s accomplishments are more impressive when you consider that he has yet to release his debut album. With an unspecified 2012 release date on the table, look for Meek Milly’s star to rise in the coming months.
Take a look at the nominated rappers here and check for the entire list to air on February 19 at 10:30PM on MTV2.