Meek Mill is looking for a home for his Dream Chasers imprint – and he’s made it clear that he wants it to be a major label.
Taking to Twitter on Thursday (November 2), the Philadelphia rapper put out an announcement that he was on the hunt for distribution.
“Looking for major distribution for “DREAM CHASER RECORDS” asap!” he wrote.
You can view the post below:
Looking for major distribution for “DREAM CHASER RECORDS” asap!
— MeekMill (@MeekMill) November 2, 2023
The post is interesting considered Meek Mill blasted record labels just a few months back for being alleged culture vultures and stealing from artists they sign.
“It’s almost to a point where we are going to aim artists and their entourage towards the ones taking out money and leading us to bad business decisions,” he began in a series of posts on Threads in August. “Fuck these labels; They operating without consequences in the biggest scheme to date.
“Lawyers working with corporations [mentally] challenging young kids with business they can’t understand, taking all the benefits… IF YOU LETTING LABELS TAKE YOUR MONEY HOW YOU BEEFING WITH N-GGAS IN THE HOOD OVER NOTHING.”
Meek continued: “We catch y’all stealing we in the streets with it fuck it I been had my life on the line in the streets. If we gon make life about something, let’s stand on something worth it.
“IF YOU BEEN TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF BY PEOPLE THAT YOU WOULD REALLY MAKE CRY TAP IN THIS GOTTA STOP. I’ll die for this or I’ll go to jail but take from me shidddddd lol this is for all cultures eating off black murder and poverty without giving back taking advantage. Til my last breath.”
Meek then took to his Instagram Story where he alluded to grappling with the struggle of confronting label executives for allegedly cheating him out of cash but doing so without turning to violence of street tactics.
“Real killers and robber know they would die if they touched me… but I’m letting business people take what’s mines idk mannnm I don’t really know how to handle this one … I’m off the net,” he wrote.
The Philly rapper hasn’t been one to mince his words while targeting the major label system since going the independent route.
He added in a separate post: “Business people trying to treat me mentally slow is my biggest challenge… Sometimes I really want to show them how I really make people pay for trying me… Because they play a lot of mental games… but the games we play are too extreme for them.”
Dream Chasers previously had a home at Roc Nation, with the joint venture being announced in 2019.
At the time, Meek hailed Hov as the G.O.A.T. and explained how inspirational Jay has been to him in all aspects of life. Meek also noted working with the Roc Nation mogul was a dream come true.
“Coming into the music industry, of course, there’s always the people you admire,” he told Gayle King. “There’s not too many people I admire on a music level and a business level and on like, as a man level. So doing business with Hov is like, like even when we talk I always explain it to him like that that was crazy, it’s a regular day for you but this is a part of my dreams being in this situation.”
The two high profile artists also expressed their obligation to give back to the next generation. “We’ve been through some of the same things, some of the same struggles, and, again, like I said, that responsibility is not lost on us,” Jay added.
It’s unclear when or why the partnership dissolved.
In the meantime, Meek Mill and Rick Ross are about to drop their joint album Too Good To Be True on November 10, which will be distributed through Maybach Music Group and Apple veteran Larry Jackson’s Gamma media company. You can listen to the first offering, “Shaq & Kobe,” here.