Like Meek Mill, Tee Grizzley has a criminal history.
The Detroit rapper was locked up for three years for a jewelry heist and a series of home invasions.
Not long after he got out in late 2016 the 23-year old dropped the track 'First Day Out" and now rap fans know his name.
In an interview with MTV, Grizzley explained how Meek Mill influenced the track
"I always wanted to do something with Meek anyway, because he inspired the 'First Day Out" song,' said Grizzley. "You know, it's like the 'Dreams and Nightmares' type of feel. We end up doing that song. I had reached out to him. He had hit me. We was just kicking it for a minute. We met up in Atlanta at a studio. I really was just coming to listen to [Meek's album] Wins and Losses, and then he's like, 'Man, pull some beats up. Let's do something.' I end up getting the 'First Day Out' instrumental."
Meek was recently given two to four more years in prison on probation violations. Grizzley also addressed that situation in the interview.
"I didn't think that that was possible," he said. "People was telling me Meek got two to four years. Those people can't give Meek Mill no two to four years. He got all these fans, this big influence out here. They can't do that. They did it, that was crazy, and for what they did it for, that was, like, over punishment."
Yesterday, we learned that the police officer who arrested and testified against Meek when he committed his original crimes was on a list of corrupt cops compiled by the Philly DA. Whether that effects his probation violation conviction more than a decade later remains to be seen.
For now, you can listen to the Meek Mill-featured remix of "First Day Out," which finally dropped last week.