Meek Mill is a free man… or so it appears in his new music video
Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill continues to serve out a 2-4 year prison sentence, having been found guilty of violating the terms of his probation from a 2008 drug charge, but even jail could not stop him from speaking out in protest of the prosecution in a brand new music video for the single, “1942 Flows” off his 2017 studio album, Wins & Losses.
The release of the music video comes a day following Common Pleas Court Judge Genece E. Brinkley‘s decision to deny the 30-year-old recording artist bail yet again, despite an outpour of support including Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner and Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf.
Mill’s attorney, Joe Tacopina, has previously spoken out about how Brinkley has continued to carry out a “vendetta” for the rapper who was supposed to be given five years probation, the extent of which would have ended in 2013, but continued extending the terms for technical violations.
He recently told PhillyMag.com, “in spite of the recommendations from the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office, which was supported by Gov. Tom Wolf, the judge continues to stand alone in supporting Officer Reginald Graham’s perjured testimony as well as his criminal behavior that has been documented. Fortunately, we have already filed petitions with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to secure his release and we remain hopeful that the Court will right this injustice very soon.”
Following his incarceration last year, the case surrounding Meek Mill has sparked a nationwide conversation about criminal justice reform. According to The Associated Press, Brinkley states in her decision that “this court has impartially and without prejudice presided over numerous proceedings in this matter since 2008, long before his current counsel became involved one week before the violation of probation hearing,” Brinkley wrote. “None of the allegations by (the) defendant constitute evidence that this court is unable to act impartially and without personal bias or prejudice with respect to this matter.” She adds that he has raised “unmeritorious claims of impropriety in an attempt to unfairly judge shop.”
In response to the recent decision by the Common Pleas Court, the new video was shared with an introduction by Meek Mill himself, who speaks about being free and how it feels to be part of the system.
WATCH: MEEK MILL – “1942 FLOWS”