“Service weapon in my face, all I could see was his lips chapped.” That’s billy woods, one half of the New York rap duo Armand Hammer, on “Dettol,” a song from their new album Paraffin. He’s rapping, in hard and dense clusters, over a staggered loop of strings and pianos, the kind you might hear … More »
Once upon a time, Drake and Meek Mill were allies. They had a hit together with “Amen” and seemed to be friendly with each other. But in 2015, Meek went at Drake on Twitter, accusing him of using a ghostwriter on “R.I.C.O.,” a song they recorded together … More »
Meek Mill has been playing a double role since he was released from prison back in April. He’d been in prison based on a pretty ridiculous probation violation, and his sentence — two to four years after a couple of minor violations — brought a whole lot of attention to how ridiculous the … More »
Meek Mill remains thick in the midst of his legal battle, and it should therefore be unsurprising that motifs from both Mill’s ongoing motion to appeal for a new trial and his preceding time in prison surface on his new EP, Legends Of The Summer, surprise released on July 6.
The four-track offering includes “Stay Woke,” the single that Mill originally debuted duet style with Miguel at the BET Awards in June 2018. “Dangerous,” a collaboration with Jeremih and PnB Rock, “1am,” and Swizz Beatz feature “Millidelphia,” comprise the remaining three songs of Legends Of The Summer, a politicized production that lyrically references the U.S. justice system and relatedly, the need for prison reform. Legends Of The Summer is a cerebral work that marks Mill’s fullest musical release since his April 2018 release from prison.
Photo Credit: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for BET
After a protracted legal battle and a probation-violation sentence that was stunning in its petty cruelty, Philadelphia rap star Meek Mill continues to fight for his freedom. But while he’s free, for now, he’s getting back to the crucial business of being a rap star. And he has a lot to rap about. More »
Meek Mill is out of jail, but his case is not over. And the latest development is not a good one: According to TMZ and local media, he’s been denied a new trial, after a petition he made for one earlier this year. The decision was handed down by Judge Genece Brinkley, … More »
Meek Mill became the subject of a massive nationwide protest last year after the Philadelphia rapper was sentenced to two to four years in prison for a probation violation on a decade-old gun and drugs case. Many viewed the sentence as unfairly harsh, especially after the judge in Meek’s case came under intense scrutiny for … More »
Pennsylvania’s highest court won’t remove a judge from Meek Mill’s long-running criminal case, but one justice says the rapper can raise the issue again after a hearing next week. Three judges denied Mill’s request Tuesday (6/12) to replace Philadelphia Judge Genece Brinkley, and three supported it. The rapper’s lawyers have been leveling harsh criticism at … More »
Last year, Meek Mill was sentenced to a shockingly long prison term for a probation violation. The response was a widespread outcry from Meek’s peers and from the general public. And last month, Meek was released from prison. Since then, Meek has become a visible and eloquent public advocate for prison reform. More »