After having “Meek Mill Weekend,” named in his honor in Philadelphia, the Championships rapper announced that he will be releasing a documentary on Amazon entitled Free Meek. The six-part docuseries is executive produced by Jay-Z.
“Free Meek is an upcoming documentary series that will follow Meek and his fight for exoneration while exposing flaws in the criminal justice system,” reads a summary for the series.
“In collaboration with Meek and executive producers Shawn Carter, Eli Holzman, Aaron Saidman, Paul and Isaac Solotaroff, and produced by Roc Nation and The Intellectual Property Corporation (IPC), the series will 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.”
The documentary has been being developed since Meek was released from prison in April of 2018. Meek’s challenges with the criminal justice system have been well documented. In response, Meek, along with Jay-Z, Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin, and Van Jones formed the Reform Alliance with the goal of changing laws and policies.
“Every time I started to further my life… every year or two there was always something that brought me back to ground zero and that was probation. I always wondered what happened to the people that was in situations worse than mine,” Mill said. “I’m here to speak for the people who don’t have a voice.”
Meek wrote on Twitter, ““#FreeMeek explores my life and the flaws in the criminal justice system that have haunted me and others like me,” Meek wrote on Twitter. “Coming this Summer on @PrimeVideo.”
Check out the trailer below.