MMG rapper Meek Mill has signed to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation for management. The news was announced in a recent interview with LifeandTimes.Com. The Philly native, who released his Dream Chasers 2 mixtape earlier in the week is now apart of the same management company as his MMG labelmate Wale, pop singer Rihanna and R&B singer Melanie Fiona. Below are a couple of excerpts from Meek’s interview with LifeandTimes.
L+T: So you’re signed to Roc Nation management…
MM: Yeah, that’s the new deal I put together. Me coming up in this rap game, I was always an underground artist coming up by myself and making all of the moves by myself. And my manager – he’s just like me, we’ve been coming up in the streets by ourselves. So we just decided to partner up with Roc Nation and take things to another level.
L+T: Now that you’re aligned with two of the most important organizations in hip-hop, how do you feel that’s going to define your career?
MM: I think it’s going to take me to the next level. I’ve got Warner Bros. behind me, Maybach Music Group, and Roc Nation; some of the most powerful people in the game. That’s like 80 percent of the game right there. You know, Ca$h Money, they like family. So it’s like you’ve got everyone on your team at one time, and it feels good to have all that behind you at once. It’s like a force that can’t be stopped.
Meek’s Dream Chasers 2 mixtape received over 3 million downloads in two days. He is in the studio working on his debut album, entitled Dreams & Nightmares due August 28th via MMG/WMG. He is also an opening act on Drake’s ‘Club Paradise’ tour.
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