Rapper Meek Mill has revealed that he is starting his own esports organization, and is on the lookout for talent already.
The Philadelphia rapper, who just released his latest album 'Championships' in November 2018, looks to be on the hunt for some championships of another kind - in the world of esports.
On February 26, Meek responded to a fan on Twitter, confirming his ambitions in esports were real and that he needed the "best of the best".
I’m starting my own esports team I need the best of the best and you get a dc chain at signing!! :trophy: https://t.co/HBBrLKcKnV
— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) February 26, 2019
In January, during a Twitter Q&A, Meek Mill responded to a fan asking if was going to start a 'sports agency', saying "coming soon."
Coming soon :trophy::trophy::trophy: https://t.co/qpcDsdsd4P
— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) January 26, 2019
Although this is first interest in esports, Meek Mill has been a longtime gamer, and even mentions some of favorite games in his lyrics.
In September, he was spotted playing FIFA against a professional soccer player for Philadelphia Union, while attending the Made in America festival - esports organization Gen.G shared the clip online.
Hold up, wait a minute... did that just happen?!
Clip from our Instagram live feed: @PhilaUnion’s @doolsta VS Philadelphia’s own @MeekMill for a #PhillyPhilly battle @MIAFestival
:video_game:⚡️:guitar:#GenG #MeekMill #Meek #Philadelphia pic.twitter.com/WXAgvbPT5a
— Gen.G esports (@GenG) September 1, 2018
Meek hasn't revealed what games he's interested in feilding teams for specifically, but a number of professional Call of Duty players have already shown interest, including FaZe Clan's Dillon 'Attach' Price.
Aye I’m going to your show in Hollywood in a couple days.
Let’s talk Esports
— FaZe Attach (@Attach) February 26, 2019
Soon to be former Red Reserve players Trei 'Zer0' Morris and Matthew 'Skrapz' Marshall were also quickly in Meek Mill's replies, as their previous organization are said to have ran into financial issues.
DONT GAS ME UP.
— skrapz (@skrapzg) February 26, 2019
He isn't the first hip-hop artist to show interest in competitive gaming either, as Soulja Boy recently claimed that he too was starting an esports team.
From sports games like FIFA and Madden, to first person shooters like CS:GO and Call of Duty, and even MOBA's like League of Legends and DotA2, there's a lot of choice for Meek Mill to get his journey in esports started.