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‘Slave Contracts’: Meek Mill Says the Music Business Is a Legal Way for Record Labels to Steal From Young Black Artists

In December of last year, Meek Mill slammed record companies for offering kids from underdeveloped communities “slave deals,” and he brought up something similar in a recent message.

On Tuesday, Jan. 28, the Philadelphia rapper tweeted a question to his 9 million followers. He also seemed to offer young artists some assistance.

Meek Mill called out those record labels that offer bad contracts to young black artists. (Photo: Josh Brasted / FilmMagic via Getty Images)

“Wassup with all these DIFFERENT RACE men got all these young black kids in slave contracts in the music business?” asked Mill. “Come get wit us you need help fixing ya situation #DC X #ROCNATION it’s literally stealing now we found something we can get rich off!”

Mill started his DreamChasers label several years ago, but in July of 2019 it was announced that he re-launched it with Jay-Z‘s company Roc Nation.

In his new role, Mill will oversee DreamChasers, he’s also responsible for putting together a staff who will sign artists, plus, he’ll open a recording studio for those artists.

“What about major companies taking kids from the ghetto and got them signing they lives away for a lil bit of money?” Mill tweeted on Dec. 19, 2019. “We taking control of that 2020 and exposing the people offering these slave deals! Ima get some lawyers to break down some of these deals y’all offering these kids.”

Under his new tweet about record companies, many reacted in the comments section.

For the most part, people asked the “Uptown Vibes” rapper to sign them. There were also some parents who asked Mill to help their child score a record deal.

But there were others who responded to what he wrote about bad music deals specifically.

“Dis what bossin up is bout, speak on it da f-kery goin on,” wrote one of Mill’s Twitter followers.

“They’re taking advantage of ignorance in the youth,” wrote someone else. “We gotta emphasize more on educating kids about being taken advantage of.”

“It’s been this way for years, you would think by now people would be WOKE,” another person tweeted.

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