Meek Mill recognizes his political relevance.
Meek Mill has reached a deal with Jay-Z's Roc Nation and Amazon to produce a documentary series examining his struggle with incarceration and law enforcement. The series will backtrack to all his run-ins dating back the onset of his career. Meek Mill's recent 5-month bid for a violation of his probation, sparked a heated debate about ethical treatment in the judicial system. Whether he asked for it or not, Meek Mill is forever a symbol of political martyrdom, at least in the eyes of the hip hop community.
The six-part series is slated for release sometime in 2019, to give you a rough idea of the production schedule. Meek's 10-year struggle with judge Genece Brinkley will be a starting point for the directorial team to tackle the bigger issue of high incarceration rates for people of color. Meek Mill spoke with Variety about his objectives for the project, "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." Meek will work closely with a team comprised of delegates from Amazon Prime Video, Roc Nation and the Intellectual Property Corporation. Filmmaker Isaac Solotaroff has been earmarked as the right guy for the directorial seat, his specialty being "Portraiture" as a storytelling technique.