With the Wells Fargo Center serving as Meek’s playing field, the Maybach Music Group hitmaker delivered electrifying moments at his hometown show. At 9:40 p.m., Meek Mill set the stage ablaze with a fiery performance of his Dreamchasers 2 track “House Party.” After diving into “Monster,” the rapper segued into his “favorite song from DreamChasers 4,” “On the Regular.” As the crowd chanted every word, Meek’s level of energy skyrocketed.
For his first surprise of the night, Meek brought out Yo Gotti. Walking out to his 2013 single “F–k You”, the CMG commander fed the crowd club bangers. Gotti then performed his biggest hit, “Down in the DM.”
Meek Mill then took center-stage to embrace his hometown. “I’ll never switch sides on my motherf–king city,” he told the crowd before jumping into “Heaven or Hell.” After reciting a heartfelt verse for the city’s fallen soldiers, Jadakiss came out to assist him on their Dreamchasers 3 collaboration. Meek also asked the The LOX lyricist to perform one of his favorite records “By Your Side.”
A fan of today’s hip-hop newcomers in rap, Meek allowed Shy Glizzy, PnB Rock, and Don Q to shine as well. Glizzy gave a rousing performance of “Awesome” and PnB Rock glided through his record “Selfish.” Meek then returned to perform cuts from his mixtape Dreamchasers 4 like “Lights Out” with Don Q.
Atlanta landed in Philly as T.I. hit the stage, jumping into smashes like “Bring Em Out,” “Rubberband Man,” “Motivation,” and “What You Know About That?”
After Tip wrapped his set with “About the Money” sans collaborator Young Thug, Meek’s biggest supporter, MMG boss Rick Ross, emerged to perform his verse for “I’m a Boss.” He also delivered several high-octane verses including “BMF,” French Montana’s “Pop That” and “Hustlin’.” Meek then cued up “Ruff Ryders Anthem” to make way for DMX, who growled his way onstage and kept the turn-up going with “Party Up” and “What These Bitches Want.”
In addition to the bevy of rappers in attendance, Meek also had members of the Philadelphia 76ers present performers including Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. With Future’s “Wicked” playing in the background, the franchise’s cornerstone, Embiid quickly showed off his moves and began dancing shirtless.
As the clock began ticking closer to midnight, Meek touched on his thoughts regarding president Donald Trump. “What y’all think about our president?” asked Meek, holding up his middle finger in the air. As the crowd jeered, he segued into bringing YG, Nipsey Hussle, and DJ Mustard to perform the protest anthem “FDT.” Then, Meek summoned his collaborator Tory Lanez to perform “Lord Knows.” “This the hottest n—a in Toronto,” added Meek Mill, perhaps a subliminal towards his rap foe, Toronto’s Drake. Lanez added insult to injury by performing his remix to the 6 God’s “Controlla” before breezing into his hit “Luv” and set the party off with their DC4 collaboration “Litty.”
Meek Mill then punctuated his memorable show with “Dreams & Nightmares,” as confetti sprinkled all over the arena. Despite shouldering a lot of negative attention revolving around his spats with The Game and Drake, to his falling out with ex-girlfriend Nicki Minaj, Meek Mill proved that he’s still his own boss in hip-hop.