Maybach Music Group’s Meek Mill recently discussed getting mainstream shine and attention courtesy of Hollywood actor Will Smith showing support at his recent private Dreams & Nightmares album listening party.
Meek said co-signs from the fellow Philadelphia entertainer and others like Jay-Z only remind him of his work’s value.
On Oct. 10, a few more-than-notable guests stopped by a listening party for Meek Mill ‘s “Dreams & Nightmares” at New York’s Electric Lady Studios. Jay-Z and Will Smith poked their heads into the private event before the Maybach Music Group rapper previewed his album for a small crowd. By the end of the evening, producer/singer The-Dream, Philadelphia Eagles wideout DeSean Jackson, labelmate Wale and Maybach head Rick Ross had all shown up to support the 25-year-old MC. “He’s earned this himself,” Ross told the crowd. “I’m just proud of the homey.” “Dreams & Nightmares,” due Oct. 30 on Maybach/Warner Bros. Records, is only Mill’s studio debut. But the star-studded event demonstrated the buzz he already has. “Any time you see your work being recognized by some of the greatest in the game, it feels good,” says Mill, born Robert Williams. “It serves as motivation.” (Billboard)
SOHH also attended Meek’s private event and took note of New York Giants’ star Victor Cruz and fellow MMG member Wale’s presence.
“Warner Bros. held an intimate listening session for Meek Miill’s upcoming album, Dreams & Nightmares, at Manhattan’s Electric Lady Studios. With a crowd of less than 100 people, the music industry’s movers and shakers showed up to support the MMG prince’s new project. Among those were music and Hollywood heavyweights including Jay-Z, Will Smith, Rick Ross, Estelle, Wale and New York Giants player Victor Cruz.” (SOHH)
Following the event, Mill hopped onto his Twitter page to shout-out the A-list guests.
“S/o #hov & #willsmith stopped by my listening party today! They can smell legendary sh*t!,” he tweeted October 10th. (Meek Mill’s Twitter)
A week away from its release, Mill previously promised his debut would be worth the wait.
“We out in L.A., Grammy weekend. On our way to Club Colony to do our thing. MMG we in the building. You already know man. I ain’t get no Grammy’s this year, but next year it’s gonna be a wrap. Wrap city,” Meek said in an interview, “Dropping my album in 2012. This summer, Dreams & Nightmares. Wrap city. They don’t give it to me I’m gonna take it. That’s how we ride. Feel me? Cause we want it all. Young n*ggas fromt the ghetto getting money.” (Maybach Music Blog)