Excuse the delay in this article, but we were closed for Labor day Weekend festivities. However, for the month of August, the Power Person of the Month is Robert Rihmeek Williams, known as his stage name, Meek Mill. In the month of August, the rapper was very active in numerous ways that gained the attention of the media coverage.
To kick off the month on the 6th, fellow rapper, Drake surprised the crowd and brought out Meek to perform at his OVO Fest, the same festival a few years ago where Drake dissed the artist, but the beef has been settled now and is performing and making songs with his friend again. A few days later, his documentary on Amazon Prime, Free Meek, was released on the 9th. The documentary is a five-episode series, which was executive-produced by Jay-Z. The series accounts for Meek Mill's time he spent in jail in 2017 for violating his ten-year long parole, which everyone agrees was nonsense. The documentary follows the rapper in the months following his release from prison and his emergence as a prison reform activist.
A little over a week later, Meek Mill kept his promise to his hometown of Philadelphia, PA and unveiled a reconstructed basketball court on August 17th. He teamed up with Puma, Roc Nation, the Philadelphia Parks & Rec Department, and other local agencies to repair the court for frequent visitors of the East Fairmount Park. Of course, Meek couldn't let the repair go without having his "DC" (Dream Chasers), the rapper's record label logo painted on the court.
Last Tuesday, August 27th, Meek Mill pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor gun charge from 2007, but subsequently, his admission allowed him to be free from the chains of the legal system. His negotiated plea allowed the court to throw out the conviction and now he can fully focus on prison reform.
To close out the month, Meek Mill began a tour that he is headlining, which began in Tinley Park, IL on August 31st. The tour will visit 18 cities and will also feature the likes of Future, Megan Thee Stallion, and YG.
Great month Meek! Continue to be the light and the Power this world needs to see.