Battle rhymes and mixtapes made Meek Mill a major figure on the Philadelphia streets before the rapper went overground with a starring role on the Maybach Music Group compilation Self-Made Vol. 1 (2011). Amid continued mixtape output, Meek maintained his high commercial standing with Maybach, making his proper solo debut with Dreams and Nightmares (2012) and topping the Billboard 200 for the first time with the followup Dreams Worth More Than Money (2015). His third LP Wins and Losses (2017) saw him branch out with probing and pointed wordplay regarding the school-to-prison pipeline, a matter that has greatly affected his life through an overturned prison sentence that preceded the release of Championships (2018). All four of Meek's proper LPs have peaked within the top three spots of the Billboard 200.