"Everything that's in my memory that I imagined It's finally here" - Meek Mill
Philly's own Meek Mill had a successful 2020. He made some big moves despite quarantine and all. He focused on building , branding, family , and learning. Concerts slowed down this year and went virtual , so hopefully next year Meek will be able to rip down the stage. Here are Meek's top five for 2020.
1. The Birth Of His Son
Meek Mill welcomed his son with Milano Di Rouge owner Milan Harris on May 6, 2020. The special date also marked his 33rd birthday. The proud father of two young kings. Meek took to Twitter during the Spring to announce the birth. Meek and Milano have posted a few photos of their growing baby boy via Instagram . Congratulations !
2. Grammy Nomination
Meek Mill released his fourth studio album "Championships" in 2018 featuring singles "Going Bad" ft Drake , "24/7" ft Ella Mai , and "Dangerous" ft Pnb Rock. This album was special and showcased Meek's growth. The album came soon after Meek's incarceration.
This year "Championships" was nominated for a The Grammy's Best Rap Album Category. Meek told ABC News . “I try not to focus my eyes on accolades and (stuff) like that. I’m like a street rapper (and) we’re the last people to be nominated ... I just try not to put my thoughts (or) let my faith and my energy go into someone judging me that can bring your spirits down, lift it up, so I just stay in my zone. If I get one that’ll be the greatest (thing) in the world, though.” Although Meek didn't take home the award , the fact that he was nominated was a big win.
3.Charm City Kings
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith's production company Overbrook Entertainment released the film "Charm City Kings." The film is directed by Angel Manuel Soto and written by Sherman Payne, Christopher M. Boyd, Kirk Sullivan, Barry Jenkins and inspired by Lofty Nathan. The film is about Mouse a fourteen year old teenager who desperately wants to join the Midnight Clique, an infamous group of Baltimore dirt-bike riders who rule the summertime streets. Meek stars in the film as Blax an OG rider who becomes a mentor to Mouse. The film is now on HBO Max. Meek Mill expressed via Twitter recently he wants to be in an action movie. So I guess we can look forward to a fast moving action flick from him in the future.
4. Meek Mill Creates A Scholarship
Meek Mill and 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin launched a $2 million scholarship to aid underprivileged pre-school and high school students in Philadelphia. The scholarship will fund $1,000 to students from low income households for the 2020 - 2021 schoolyear. The Covid-19 pandemic has affected students majorly this year. This scholarship will also give private and parochial schools access to much needed home technology, laptops, tablets , and WiFi.
5. Meek Mill Collaboration With ROC Lit 101
Jay Z has launched another business venture under his Rocnation label. Rocnation is launching "Roc Lit 101" publishing company. The venture with Chris Jackson, publisher and editor-in-chief for One World, a Random House imprint. The collaboration will feature books from various artist. The joint will create entertainment and genre-defying literature. Roc Nation artist Meek Mill is set to release his book (a personal narrative of criminal justice and survival). Meek has been very open when speaking about criminal justice reform, his personal battles with law , prison, and police brutality.
2020 has been an interesting year but it's not over yet . There's a few days left in 2020 and Meek might drop his fifth studio album. His latest project "Quarantine Pack EP" is out now . The four track project features appearances from 42 Dugg, Lil Durk, and Vory. You can listen to it here. Meek also released "Believe" ft Justin Timberlake and "Otherside of America" this year too. To stay tuned to what he's doing visit www.meekmill.com