Philly Welcomes Meek Mill Back With Concert

Courtesy of VICE
Courtesy of VICE

Meek Mill‘s “Welcome Back” concert took place in his hometown of Philadelphia last night. It was the first time the rapper performed in Philadelphia, since he was released from prison last December. The “Welcome Back” show featured performances by Rick Ross, Yo Gotti, Jadakiss, and DJ Khaled.

Last week, Meek Mill‘s “Monster” and “B Boy” (featuring Big Sean and A$AP Ferg) entered the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart. “Monster” debuted on the chart at Number 30, and “B Boy” reached Number 39 on the music chart. “Monster” sold over 32,000 digital copies, while “B Boy” managed to sell a little over 28,000 copies. Mill’s Number 30 entry is the rapper’s highest debut on the music charts. Both songs will be on the rapper’s upcoming studio album, which is expected to be released this year.

To date, Meek Mill has dropped one studio album, Dreams and Nightmares. The debut project was released in 2012, and it featured guest appearances from Rick Ross, Nas, Big Sean, Mary J. Blige, John Legend, and more. Dreams and Nightmares produced four singles including “Amen” featuring Drake, “Burn” featuring Big Sean, “Young & Gettin’ It” featuring Kirko Bangz, and “Believe It” featuring Rick Ross. The album peaked at Number 1 on the Top Rap Albums chart, and it reached the top position on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.

Meek Mill is one of the opening acts on Nicki Minaj’s The Pinkprint Tour. The rapper will travel with Minaj, Tinashe, Rae Sremmurd, and Dej Loaf, for several dates this summer. The Pinkprint Tour summer dates will launch on July 17th in Dallas, Texas at the Gexa Energy Pavilion. The tour will also make stops in several places in North America including Florida, New Jersey, New York, Ontario, Georgia, North Carolina, Colorado, California, and more.

According to Nicki Minaj, more dates will be added to The Pinkprint Tour at a later date. The tour is currently scheduled to conclude in Edmonton, Alberta on August 19th at the Rexall Place. The European leg of the tour has already been launched. Trey Songz will join Minaj for her European dates, which includes stops in Germany, France, Ireland, and the United Kingdom.

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