Earlier today, Meek Mill went on Instagram to provide words of support to the Black Lives Matter movement, telling his followers to keep pressuring their favorite artists to speak up against institutional racism, and he then addressed the violent content of his own music.
Meek explains that he, as a black man from an impoverished community, had to discover for himself that he “Wasn’t born to fail and just fall victim to a fake ass life that don’t offer shit but jail” and “Death.” Upon realizing his true potential, he now conducts himself with “Extreme confidence.” He then goes on to defend the violent and perhaps destructive subject matter heard in his raps.
Though he doesn’t apologize for the realities he’s relayed through his music, Meek did announce today that, after his next project, Dreamchasers 4, he will no longer “Rap about extreme violence.” That implies that DC4 might contain extreme violence, but in any case, it’s clear that Meek is ready to stand behind a more uplifting message.
That’s not to say that he’ll shy away from the realities of his hometown community and black neighborhoods across America.
At the beginning of the month, Meek revealed a good portion of the DC4 tracklist, showing features from Nicki Minaj, Lil Uzi Vert, Pusha T, and more.
He first announced DC4 last fall, and he held fans over in January with the release of two 4-track EPs.