Although Meek Mill is off house arrest, he is still on probation, which he has been on for over a decade. However, there are some concern citizens who think the criminal justice system is being abusive towards Meek.
During the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia last week, hundreds of young people protested the city court’s unlawful probation against the Philly rhymer.
Led by 21-year-old Shahmar Beasley, who is passionate about criminal justice reform, demonstrators held signs that read, “End Meek’s Probation Now,” “EDucation Vs. INcarceration – Education Must Win” and “Stop Probation Abuse End Meek Mill’s Probation.”
The group’s protest did get some media attention and Meek also retweeted photos from supporters at the rally.
Meanwhile, the Dreamchaser leader is moving forward in a positive direction with his music. He recently announced that he will no longer rap about violence in his music.
“Once I found out I wasn’t born to fail and just fall victim to a fake ass life that don’t offer s— but a jail, death i carry myself with extreme confidence and I know my value,” he wrote in an Instagram post. “BY THE WAY…AFTER DC4 I won’t continue to rap about extreme violence!!! But I will remain to let my people know in these terrible environments to adapt and survive at any cost because ‘US BLACK PEOPLE ARE STILL AT WAR WITH OURSELVES AND THE SYSTEM IN REAL LIFE!’”
In addition, Meek’s frequent collaborator, producer Jahlil Beats, said that the MMG rapper will drop his long-delayed Dreamchasers 4 mixtape in the fall. “That DC4 coming in the fall, man. S— is ridiculous,” he said (via Complex).
— BlackAPhillyated (@B_APhillyated) July 28, 2016