Meek Mill reportedly left Jay Z's Roc Nation management after seeing little to no growth in his rap music career in 10 years.
Meek Mill and Roc Nation have agreed to part ways after 10 years, according to Billboard magazine.
Jay-Z (right) signed the then-aspiring rapper to a management deal in 2012. Roc Nation offered young Meek an opportunity to launch of his own record label imprint, Dream Chasers Records distributed by Atlantic Records. But Meek's albums have all struggled to sell.
Meek Mill hinted at a growing rift between himself, Jay Z and Atlantic Records after his fifth studio album, Expensive Pain, was released on October 1, 2021.
"They didn't put nothing into expensive pain and then said I can't drop another project for 9 months at the end of my contract after I made them 100's of millions," he complained in a tweet, "how can anybody survive that ... most rappers can't speak because they depend on these companies I don't," he wrote, before accusing Atlantic Records of ruining his relationship with fellow rapper Roddy Ricch.
Expensive Pain peaked at number three on the US Billboard 200 chart. It sold barely 95,000 downloads and 10,000 in pure albums sales.