Never underestimate the power of a hit. Or 180+ of them, the number of songs that Drake has placed across several smash single forums in his decade working the ropes of the recording biz. For when Drizzy and Atlanta’s Quavo, Offset and Takeoff sold out the first of two shows for its “Aubrey & The Three Migos” showcase at Wells Fargo Center on Saturday, there was little for the pairing to do, but perform its wealth of best-known songs. The fact that Philly’s own Meek Mill, Drake’s longtime nemesis, joined the party at the end of Drizzy’s set just made the night that much greater.
After a three-year beef that began with a single tweet, Drake and Meek Mill have called a truce. During his Aubrey & The Three Migos Tour stop in Boston on Saturday, Drake brought out the Philly rapper for a performance of “Dreams and Nightmares” and the two even embraced onstage. Continue reading →
In August of 2017, Meek Mill got arrested for reckless endangerment, violating his parole, and was taken into police custody after appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon hours before. On Tuesday night, the North Philly icon returned to the late-night talk show as both the musical and special guest. Continue reading →
Grey skies hugged the city of Philadelphia earlier in the day before the sun peeked out from the clouds, sending relief to everyone at Made in America who was geared up for the possibility of rain. From there, the Benjamin Franklin Parkway was flooded with people from all walks of life, ready to dance and party ’til dusk. From amazing early sets by local artists Armani White and Orion Sun, to incredible performances from Sabrina Claudio and Saba, a massive throw-down from Janelle Monae and a tremendous homecoming from rapper Meek Mill, the first day of the festival was a blast. Continue reading →
Hailing from good ole’ North Philly, MC LGP Qua went viral by tearing up social media with his motivational freestyle Instagram videos and rap tracks, spitting knowledge and wisdom to the world. Doing time in prison made the young rapper figure out his life’s mission which was to wake up the youth with the use of music. Most rappers his age talk about taking drugs and killing people, but not him. LGP Qua’s music focuses on delivering a message or getting a point across. As a result, he has work has attracted the attention of many celebrities such as Brooklyn rap icon Jay Z, born Shawn Carter. Carter reportedly offered LGP Qua a $1 million deal with his record label Roc Nation, who has also signed multiple Philly talents such as Freeway, Beanie Sigel, Chris & Neef, and more.
In the past few months, he has been releasing multiple tracks with a few music videos like “INSOMNIAC (woke)” which features The Black Eyed Pea’s will.i.am and “Hungry” where he collaborated with the shoe store chain Foot Locker for their “Before and After Bite” campaign with Nike Air Max that helps supports up-and-coming artists. Not to mention, LGP Qua’s first mixtape Voice of the Youth, Vol. I is set to drop soon.Continue reading →
Meek Mill gave a powerful performance Sunday night at the BET awards in Los Angeles with the debut of his new track “Stay Woke” featuring Miguel. In it, the Philly rapper goes in on topics about police brutality and prison reform issues. Continue reading →
The Made in America lineup is finally here, and this year, the highly-anticipated annual festival will bring a diverse, dozens-strong roster of artists to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The festival will take place September 1 and 2 — just about 90 days away, not that we’re counting.
Up in the top headlining slots are rappers Nicki Minaj and Post Malone, but this is the kind of festival lineup that merits more than a glance at the smaller print. Some of the standouts include the eclectic and awesome Janelle Monáe, fresh off the release of her new album Dirty Computer, as well as R&B star Miguel, and pop singer-songwriter Alessia Cara. Meek Mill, who has become somewhat of a hometown hero lately, will also appear for what is sure to be a triumphant set. Continue reading →
It’s only been a matter of days since he was released from prison, but Philly rapper Meek Mill is already turning his hard-fought legal battle into a movement for criminal justice reform. Meek Mill was serving time in a Chester state correctional facility before his two- to four-year sentence for a probation violation was overturned by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on April 24. Meek was sentenced by Judge Genece Brinkley, the same judge who convicted him on questionable charges 10 years ago and also allegedly asked the rapper ad his then-girlfriend to record a personalized Boyz II Men cover for her to avoid further legal trouble.
Meek Mill’s imprisonment was widely protested in Philadelphia since his sentencing last November, with rallies outside City Hall, signs emblazoned with #FreeMeekMill and #Justice4Meek, and “Stand With Meek Mill” buses and billboards around town. A few weeks ago, Meek released a video for “1942 Flows,” which contains footage from local protests.
On Thursday, Meek Mill appeared at the National Constitution Center with state lawmakers and Governor Tom Wolf to push for criminal justice reform. Continue reading →
After protests, hashtags, shout outs, and an ugly legal battle, Meek Mill is finally being released from prison, according to various news reports hitting the web this afternoon.
Meek was previously given a two to four year prison sentence for probation violations by Judge Genece Brinkley, who allegedly tried to get him and then girlfriend Nicki Minaj to record a Boyz II Men cover for her to avoid the trouble. His legal team appealed the sentence, and thanks to the Philadelphia Supreme Court, Meek is a free man once again. According to a statement made on his Facebook page, he plans to being using his platform to bring awareness to wrongfully imprisoned people of color. Continue reading →