local rap artists including Will Smith, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Chic Raw, and Vodka. Born as Robert Rihmeek Williams, he released many mixtapes but was not signed until 2008, although he had rapped since 1997. He built his following competing in rhyme battles. His mixtape activity drew interest fromWarner Bros. Records and fellow rapper T.I.’s Atlantic label imprint Grand Hustle. Mill signed with Grand Hustle in 2008 but never released an album on the imprint because of a prison sentence. Once released from prison, he moved to Rick Ross’s Maybach Music Group, a Warner Bros. label imprint after XXL magazine named him to the 2011 Freshman Class. His major label debut was on the compilation album Self Made, Vol. 1 . Collaborating with Ross on “Tupac Back” and “Ima Boss,” the Philly rapper first hit the Billboard rap chart and earned his first Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) gold certification. Despite twenty-two years as a rapper, Mill has released only four albums. His mixtape output resembles a gusher though, with constant output. He has released Dreams and Nightmares (2012), Dreams Worth More Than Money (2015), Wins and Losses (2017), and Championships (2018). He has appeared on a number of Maybach compilations as well. In addition to Vol. 1 , he appeared on Maybach Music Group Presents Self Made, Vol. 2: The Untouchable Empire (2012),
Scan here to listen to “Love Don’t Live Here,’’ one of the earliest songs by Mill.
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