Meek Mill had a breakout year in 2012. He released his first solo project, “Dreams & Nightmares,” and has cemented himself as one of MMG’s headline artists. Did you know that Rick Ross wasn’t the first emcee to take a chance on Meek?

Before he became one of Maybach Music Group’s big-ticket names, he was signed by T.I. to Grand Hustle. Tip said he would’ve liked to have worked with Meek, but his incarceration prevented him from nursing the budding talent.

“Meek and I were together first, and due to my set of circumstances that removed me from the free world, I had an inability to do anything for anyone around me at that time. He ran into a situation with Ross and he felt like he could move right now, and if I can’t match that situation then far be it from me to stand in the middle of it and block it.”

In the full interview, he expresses how happy he is for Meek’s success