Meek Mill has teased a trailer for his upcoming Free Meek Amazon docuseries that explores his life, career and journey through the criminal justice system.
Set to the Philadelphia rapper’s 2018 track “Trauma,” the minute-long trailer gives an inside look to the six-part series, which “explores my life and the flaws in the criminal justice system that have haunted me and others like me,” Meek captioned the tweet Saturday (March 17).
Free Meek will be released this summer on Prime Video. Watch the trailer below.
The series is produced by JAY-Z and his Roc Nation banner, Intellectual Property Corp.’s Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman as well as investigative journalist Paul Solotaroff and documentary filmmaker Isaac Solotaroff, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Last November, Meek — born Robert Rihmeek Williams — was sent to county lockup for two to four years after he was captured while performing a wheelie in an Instagram video. It was the third time Judge Genece Brinkley sent the rapper to prison for violating his probation. The sentencing ignited outrage and triggered a series of investigations after many deemed it too severe.
The docuseries will explore those investigations. Advocates see the sentencing as evidence of the inequalities in a criminal justice system where African-Americans are incarcerated at nearly six times the rate of whites.
“I never really looked at it as a nightmare; I looked at it as real life for a black kid in America — this is real life,” Meek says in the trailer.
Amazon notes that the investigative series will follow Mill and his supporters as they attempt to uncover the different facets of corruption that kept the rapper under the thumb of Philadelphia’s criminal justice system for more than a decade, THR previously reported.
It will also reveal his life post incarceration. Each hourlong episode will unravel Mill’s past — from the childhood trauma that shaped him as an artist, to the vast conspiracy behind his latest imprisonment — while following present-day developments in his legal battle, personal life and music career. The series will also feature Mill’s original music.
— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) March 17, 2019
Additional reporting by The Hollywood Reporter.