Upon his release from prison last year, Meek Mill vowed to do the work to put the spotlight on issues in the criminal justice system.
Now, he’s doing just that in a new docuseries called “Free Meek” for Amazon Prime.
The rapper dropped the trailer for the project on his Twitter account Sunday explaining, “#FreeMeek explores my life and the flaws in the criminal justice system that have haunted me and others like me. Coming this Summer on @PrimeVideo 📽🏆”
— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) March 17, 2019
“I never really look at it like a nightmare,” he explains in the trailer. “I looked at it as real life for a black kid in America. This is real life.”
The show, which has no exact premiere date as yet, follows Meek’s story after his first arrest in 2007 and his jail stint stemming from violating the probation tied to the decades-old gun and drug case. Meek wound up serving nearly five months in prison before his release on bail last spring.
“I’m grateful for your commitment to justice,” he said upon being freed. “I understand that many people of color across the country don’t have that luxury and I plan to use my platform to shine a light on those issues.”
Further, the documentary series “will follow Meek and his fight for exoneration while exposing flaws in the criminal justice system,” according to the show’s summary.
Meek is working on the project with Jay-Z, who serves as one of the executive producers, and “The Story of O.J.” performer’s entertainment company Roc Nation, which also tweeted the trailer for the series.
It promises to “give viewers unprecedented access to the star’s life, career, and criminal justice odyssey while demonstrating the negative effects long tail probation is having on urban communities of color.”
Fans who watched the trailer have poured out with tweets applauding the “Going Bad” rapper’s efforts.
“Yes Lord, tell that story, so every ear can comply, stay blessed.”
“This is so dope Meek❗️Beyond proud of you. You the hood MLK 🏆.”
“That’s beautiful Meek, from a brother who did who did 18 years, I feel validated because I lived to see reform take place, thanks bro, your sacrifice is appreciated!!!”