Meek Mill

Controversial Meek Mill At The Dome

Controversial Meek Mill At The Dome

If music people — hip-hop producers, game makers and soundtrack composers — would stop sampling from "Carmina Burana," it would be a better world.

Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill's latest mixtape, "DC4," starts off with a riff from the familiar ominous piece of music. It sets the stage for dark and serious business. Even by hip-hop standards, Meek Mill has a lot of beefs and high-profile flaps with people, run-ins with the law, disses for and from artists like Drake and Beanie Sigel, disapproval from preachers, etc.

Despite the controversies, Meek Mill seems to think that rap saved him from a life of poverty and violence. "If it wasn't for this music,...

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