Meek Mill has explained his reasoning behind joining the Roc Nation revolution, suggesting he needed to move beyond the label of 'underground rapper'.
A hugely positive response to the Philly rhymer's recent mixtape Dreamchasers II has proved he has what it takes to rock alongside rap's biggest players - even before dropping his debut LP.
According to Meek, the Roc Nation deal needed to happen for him to fulfill his potential.
Speaking about his own vision for a long-term career to Billboard, Meek said: "This theory is that I'm an underground rapper and I come from the street."
"There's parts of the game that I can't reach with my management and so we combined with them and made things work out to the point where they could bring things to the table that we need."
"They're taking it to the next level. I'm not looking for anything. Everything else falls on me."
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