Free Meek, the docuseries on the incarceration and exoneration of rapper Meek Mill, has its first teaser. It debuted following Mill’s (real name Robert Rihmeek Williams) sold-out, hometown show at The Met in Philadelphia.
The official description: Free Meek is an upcoming documentary series that will follow Meek and his fight for exoneration while exposing flaws in the criminal justice system. 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 series will premiere later this year exclusively on Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories.
“I’m grateful for this unique opportunity to share my story and I look forward to collaborating with Amazon Prime Video, Roc Nation and the Intellectual Property Corporation on this incredible series. Not only will this documentary give viewers an unprecedented look at my life, but it will also allow me to use my public platform to highlight the need for criminal justice reform,” Mill said in an earlier statement.
Meek Mill was sent to prison for two years for a probation violation, which resulted in outrage against the sentencing and the criminal justice system as a whole. It triggered a series of investigations which will be highlighted in the docuseries.
When the project was first announced, Amazon said it will show, “Meek and his supporters as they attempt to uncover the different facets of corruption that kept the rapper under the thumb of Philadelphia’s criminal justice system for more than a decade, while revealing his life post-incarceration. Each hour-long episode will unravel Meek’s past — from the childhood trauma that shaped him as an artist, to the vast conspiracy behind his latest imprisonment — while following present-day developments in his legal battle, personal life and music career. The series will also feature Meek’s original music.”
Watch the trailer below:
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