Photo Credit: Burak Cingi/Redferns
Meek Mill Leaves Roc Nation Management After 10 Years
After 10 years of being on Roc Nation Management, Meek Mill has departed from the entertainment agency founded by JAY-Z.
Meek Mill's time on Roc Nation Management has ended. One year following the end of his incarceration in April 2018, Mill joined Roc Nation founder JAY-Z to create Reform Alliance, a non-profit organization seeking to end wrongful sentencing laws in the United States. Also in 2019, Meek began a joint venture with Roc Nation Management for his label Dream Chasers Records, where he became president.
Although it has not been disclosed why Mill left the entertainment agency, Billboard reports that the rapper had frustrations with Atlantic Records and the under-promotion of his 2021 album Expensive Pain.
“They didn’t put nothing into expensive pain and then said I can’t drop another project for 9 months at the end of my contract after I made them 100’s of millions ….. how would can anybody survive that … most rappers can’t speak because they depend on these companies “I don’t," he tweeted in February of this year.
\u201cThey didn\u2019t put nothing into expensive pain and then said I can\u2019t drop another project for 9 months at the end of my contract after I made them 100\u2019s of millions \u2026.. how would can anybody survive that \u2026 most rappers can\u2019t speak because they depend on these companies \u201c I don\u2019t\u201d\u201d— MeekMill (@MeekMill) 1643748486
The rapper alleged that the release of his latest album was "blackballed," also claiming that Atlantic Records created tension between himself and Roddy Ricch.
“So look I made Atlantic records 100’s of millions and let them rape me out out Roddy a artist they came to me about in jail … they still saying I can’t drop music until 9 months after my last album got blackballed just wrapped buildings and Nina art with talent.”
He added, “Roddy my youngin still …. But that label seperated us instantly when the millions came in from him… same thing they tried to do with me and rozay … it takes a long time to catch up too because most of em tied in for the love of some money …artist scared to speak up.”
On Monday (June 11), Meek clarified on Twitter that he's on good terms with Roc Nation and Maybach Music Group, doubling down on his dissatisfaction with Atlantic Records.
\u201cAnd roc nation is my family don\u2019t mix my post aimed at Atlantic mixed up with roc or MMG \u2026they ain\u2019t stop nothing I\u2019m doing we made about a 100m together des mike and Hov saved my life b4 And put a lot of energy into it I\u2019m not behind on my favors in life wit my people I\u2019m good\u201d— MeekMill (@MeekMill) 1657568942
\u201cI been signed to Atlantic/MMG since 2014 it used to be Warner only made 11m on records out of like a 100m.. I only could drop every 9 months something a lawyer never explained to me and they removed me from all festivals also\u201d— MeekMill (@MeekMill) 1657574795
\u201cLuckily I built my money and resources up they woulda starved me out\u2026. Ima make that 11 million dollars one project \u2026 shit might be sponsored by a bank or one of my friends! Let\u2019s see what happens lol\u201d— MeekMill (@MeekMill) 1657575849