Meek Mill has been hard at work since his release from prison in April. The Philadelphia based rapper has performed on the likes of the BET Awards, and even made time to make amends with Drake. Now, the rapper steps into overdrive in the run up to his fourth studio album release (“Championships”) this Friday. While on the campaign trail Meek teamed with The New York Times to tackle prison reform.
In two and a half-minutes the lyricist stands tall and calls out racial injustice in sentencing, the lack of legal representation and more in a direct address to America.
“Like many who are now incarcerated, I was the victim of a miscarriage of justice. I got lucky, but because of dysfunctional, discriminatory rules, most don’t.”
Meek summarised in his accompanying write-up for the news outlet. The artist went on to highlight ways in which addressing and fixing the prison system would benefit society as a whole going forward.
“The money saved from imprisoning fewer people could then be used for employment programs and mental health counselling that would equip the formerly incarcerated with the tools for reintegration into society.”
The two and a half-minute visual has gone viral across social media and is serves as a fundamental theme of Meek Mill’s post-prison stance on injustice. In September, he gained the Billboard ‘Impact’ Award for his dedication to crime reform.
Watch Meek Mill’s direct address here
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