American rapper Meek Mill has revealed that he charges $250,000 for a rap verse, but is willing to offer a discount at $150,000 for a verse in the right circumstance.
“Every time I do a verse I charge 250k and up if you got 150k on sight and I like the song we can swap it out!!!!” Meek shared on X.
According to a 2022 Complex roundup highlighting how much rappers charge for a feature, Meek’s price seems to fall in line with his peers.
The Philly native certainly demands a lot more money than J. Cole, who revealed last year that he does not charge for a verse, dispelling rumours claiming he receives $2,000 per word.
“Yo, bro, it’s just a bar, bro,” Cole said on Lil Yachty and Mitch’s A Safe Place podcast. “Like, a lot of my bars be really on point but that’s just a flex. I’m not gonna charge a na $2,000 a word. I don’t even charge me for the verse, I’m doing this shit because I’m inspired to do it.”
He continued, “I’m not charging n***as because, you know, I want to be on the song. I wouldn’t do that.”
On Wednesday, Meek went on to explain that his involvement and worth goes beyond the song’s performance on the charts.
In addition to a verse, an artist gets the opportunity to expand their audience, which includes his tens of millions of followers.
“Some of these artists need other platforms to get their point across and I offer them data and fanbase opportunities along with mass marketing I have 50 million followers with real engagement,” the rapper wrote.
What’s Meek doing with all that dough? Well, it seems like he’s looking to expand his real estate portfolio with 15 acres in south New Jersey—most importantly, no wetlands.
“Looking for 15 Acres in south NJ no wetlands to help me out,” Meek sent out to fans on Wednesday. Real estate bros, it’s your time to shine.