‘Free Meek’: An Amazon Docuseries Produced By Jay-Z

A new teaser has been released for the Amazon docuseries ‘Free Meek.’ During the freshly implemented Meek Mill Weekend (Mar. 16 & 17) in Philly, the project trailer was screened for a sold out crowd in Meek’s very own, Philly.

This isn’t Hov’s first prison expose’ Mr. Carter has been producing docuseries educating the masses about the injustices imposed upon Black men through the criminal justice system. His Netflix docuseries ‘Time: The Kalief Browder Story’ struck everyone’s consciousness last year, March 1, 2017. The piece exposed the story of wrongfully convicted youth accused of stealing a backpack, Kalief Browder. He committed suicide due to the trauma.

The docuseries official breakdown is described as:

“The documentary series ‘Free Meek’ 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.”

A​ statement about the series was made by Meek. Shadowandact.com has reported Meek’s sentiments toward the project as the following:

​"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,"

Each episode for ‘Free Meek’ will be an hour long and dive into the Philly rapper’s childhood to the man he is now. The docuseries humanizes Meek Mill, and sticks a spotlight on his legal battles. His fight for justice pushes attention to systemic criminal injustice imposed upon many voiceless Black men & women in the U.S.

The rapper’s original music will be apart of the soundtrack for the series.

The teaser is available for watch below:

Article by Tenia Hardy