In February 2011, after leaving Grand Hustle Records, Mill signed with Miami-based rapper Rick Ross's Maybach Music Group (MMG). In October 2012, Mill announced the launch of his own label imprint, Dream Chasers Records, named after his mixtape series. Kathy grew up in poverty and her mother died when she was young.After her husband's death, Kathy moved with Meek and his sister to North Philadelphia, where they lived in a three-bedroom apartment on Berks Street.Following an album release party in Philadelphia, Mill was detained by Philadelphia police after a car in which he was riding in was pulled over.No charges were filed, and Mill was released from custody.He’d often stay up well past midnight filling notebooks with phrases and verses that he’d later draw on.
On June 19, 2012, "Amen" - originally included on Dreamchasers 2, was released as the lead single from Mill's debut studio album.
The violation was a failure to report travel plans as required and social media postings that resulted in death threats to the judge, Assistant District Attorney (ADA) and probation officer assigned his case.
In June 2013, the court noted that Mill continually failed to report his travel plans.
Before releasing his debut studio album Dreams & Nightmares, Mill received co-signs from both Mariah Carey and Nas, with him appearing on Carey's 2012 single "Triumphant (Get 'Em)" and the latter stating, "I got my eyes on him.
He's the next one to take this shit over." The album was released on October 30, 2012.