In the world of hip-hop, Meek Mill is definitely one of the more street lyricists of the game and he’s known for his gritty storytelling and violent rap tales. However, it looks like Meek has experienced a mental shift in both his creativity and beliefs because he recently revealed that he won’t rap about extreme violence anymore.
Meek’s Philly-bred street raps catapulted him to the top of the charts; however, he made the announcement this weekend, via his Instagram page, saying that he was letting go of his old rap style of guns, violence and murder and opting for a more peaceful rap style after he drops his upcoming projecting DC4.
“Once I found out I wasn’t born to fail and just fall victim to a fake ass life that don’t offer shit but a jail,death i carry myself with extreme confidence and I know my value… even tho that’s where we came from and all most of us has ever experienced in life! Wake up! Don’t question my raps because it’s a life we lived and suffered from, I have a right to express my myself! BY THE WAY ….AFTER DC4 I won’t continue to rap about extreme violence!!!,” Meek wrote in the lengthy Instagram caption.
However, don’t expect Meek to turn into a lyrical hippie flower child just because he’s ditching the violence in his lyrics. According to the Phlly MC, he still plans to tell stories about the gritty realities of life in the streets.
“But I will remain to let my people know in these terrible environments to adapt and survive at any cost because ‘US BLACK PEOPLE ARE STILL AT WAR WITH OURSELVES AND THE SYSTEM IN REAL LIFE!” Meek wrote.
It’s not clear exactly what sparked Meek’s decision to change his rap style, but it’s safe to assume that he at least partially came up with the decision due to racial unrest in the nation over rampant police brutality, which has resulted in the murders of Black men like Philando Castile and Alton Sterling.
In a previous Instagram post, Meek shared a photo of the words “Black Lives Matter” and wrote, “Don’t let up. Stop focusing on non important s— and use your platform to bring attention to these foul ways some people believe we should b treated! I seen a few celebs say 1 thing about it…’most of em rich famous and been turned they back on their own people’..and most of it is only to go with social media talk and keep the people with them ….. This the most intense it has been in years don’t let up!!!! Pay attention to these people y’all look up to too! And jump on they ass and let them know we ‘see em’ THIS S— IS NOT A GAME! Aka the TERRORIST!”
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