Meek Mill Speaks About Prison Reform At The Video Clip Of "Stay Woke"
New music on the way?
Although Meek Mill's current legal woes are not over yet, the Philly rapper is back in the studio doing what he loves — making music. On Saturday (June 23), Meek shared a video clip teasing his next single, "Stay Woke."
In the clip, Meek is heard to speak of his time in jail, and the fact of prison workers get paid .80 cents per hour.
"That is slavery and I talk about that in this song," he says. "I just went to jail for six months and read a lot of books. It was through some real-life experiences related to a lot of people, a lot of people are going through the system.
"I felt like that I have the responsibility of when I was locked up with certain guys, and to me, letting you know that I have the support that they gave me. I have billionaires. I have the support of the fans and of the people. I have a lot of resources. A lot of people stayed in that position does not have the resources ... I always felt I was responsible to reach a few and help them to move forward."
— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) June 24, 2018
Meek was released from the Chester State Prison in April after serving six months of probation violations. Judge Genece Brinkley, who has been overseeing his weapons charges case since 2007, was originally sentenced to a penalty of two to four years, which many consider harsh.