PHILADELPHIA—Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill wants a judge to loosen his travel restrictions for a 2008 drug and gun conviction so he can tour more easily.

Attorneys for the 25-year-old rapper, whose real name is Robert Williams, filed a request Wednesday asking a city judge to lift any ban on his travel for concerts and other appearances.

Defense attorney Dennis Cogan says the travel restrictions limit his client's earning power for no reason, since his itinerary is strictly controlled.

Assistant District Attorney Noel DeSantis tells The Philadelphia Inquirer ( http://bit.ly/VZKeWk) she'll oppose the request.

DeSantis says Meek Mill has already gotten a break serving eight months of an 11- to 23-month term after being found guilty of assault, gun possession and drug charges.

Mill is scheduled to make tour stops in Africa later this month.

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Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, http://www.philly.com