In 2000 Skillz was known for his tell all single "Ghostwriter". Within this single, he names (but his label edited out) artists for which he has written hit singles. It has alluding lines such as 'I'm a ghostwriter, I'm the cat that you don't see/I write hits for rappers you like and charge 'em a fee'. Unedited versions of the track have not surfaced, but Skillz is known to do a live performance in which he includes the names. In one live performance he mentions P. Diddy , Foxy Brown , Mase , Will Smith and Jermaine Dupri . One artist who openly admits Skillz has written hits for him is P. Diddy .
In September 2005, . teamed up with his Pimp $quad Click (P$C) cohorts, Big Kuntry King , Mac Boney , C-Rod and AK , to release P$C's debut studio album, 25 to Life . The album, which was preceded by several self-released mixtapes by P$C, peaked at number 10 on the US Billboard 200 chart. The album was supported by the lead single "I'm a King", which was also included on the soundtrack to the film Hustle & Flow , a collection also released by .'s label imprint Grand Hustle, under the aegis of Atlantic Records.
Following the release of the lead single for Dreams & Nightmares , entitled " Amen ", Philadelphia area pastor Rev. Jomo K. Johnson called for a boycott of Mill due to the lyrical content of "Amen". In a statement, he said that, "As a hip-hop fan, I want to encourage every rap fan in Philadelphia who is a believer in Jesus Christ, to boycott Meek Mill until he acknowledges this blatant disrespect. And being resident of North Philadelphia and pastor, I revoke Meek's 'hood pass' until this happens."  On July 17, in an interview on the BET show 106 & Park , Mill stated, "I don't think no preacher or no church approves of any type of rap music—because rap music, period, is a lot of bad stuff said. But at the end of the day, it's real life. And me, I wasn't trying to disrespect no religion or anything like that."