Things weren’t all peaches and cream for young Meek Mill. It took years of struggle, hustling, jail, death and more pitfalls for the Philly native to get to where he is today. On the latest episode of MTV’s How I Made It, he details every step of the way, from his days battling at school to when he first caught Rick Ross’ attention. Currently, Meek’s on the road with the MMG crew on their first headlining tour.

Watch Meek’s “How I Made It” after the jump…

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