The days are looking up for Meek Mill – speaking of his career and even social relations. The rapper who was convicted on drug and gun related charges in 2008, and has been on parole for over a decade, got a reprieve recently when a Philadelphia appeals court upturned his conviction.
Now off probation, Meek Mill thanked the judges for their transparency and wisdom in reviewing his case and unanimously upturning his conviction and granting him a new trial.
He added that the past 11 years had been emotionally and mentally challenging for him but he’s grateful justice eventually triumphed.
Although glad in his new freedom, he worries for others who may be in the same situation but without the resources to fight back. He has, therefore, taken it upon himself to aid those who may be in a similar situation, by advocating criminal justice reform, through his REFORM Alliance.
This is the justice side of Meek Mill’s triumph. On the business side, a record label partnership with Jay-Z has just been announced. And the two persons sealing the deal, Jay-Z and Meek Mill, are excited about their partnership.
Jay-Z and Meek Mill signed papers Tuesday to bring Meek Mill’s label Dream Chasers into the Roc Nation fold. It is like having a label within a label, as Dream Chasers will take care of its own brand strategies and marketing and business affairs.
There are no artistes signed to the record label at the moment. That notwithstanding, Meek Mill has got plans to open a recording studio for use by the label’s artistes – whenever they’re signed.
On the recent partnership, Jay-Z has this to say of Meek Mill and his business acumen: “Everything he has done leading up to this point shows he is ready to [lead] the next generation. We look at the big picture — this is way beyond signing artists and having hot records.”
Well, what do you think of the upturning of Meek Mill’s conviction and his recent partnership with Jay-Z? Drop your thoughts in the comment section below.