On February 24, Philadelphia-bred rapper and social activist Meek Mill was immortalized in Houston through receiving his own designated “Meek Mill Day.” As reported, the decision to gift Meek with the honorable day was in large part due to his vocal and social advocacy for criminal justice reform, who’s been increasingly active since finishing his sentence for violating his probation back in 2017. Just last month, the rapper, JAY-Z, and a plethora of other influential individuals started a new organization called REFORM Alliance Foundation.
Alongside his Houston performance at the city’s Revention Music Center as part of his The Motivation Tour, the artist stopped at the Harris County Juvenile Probation Department to speak to the various young men, sharing his own life experiences with the hopes of teaching the group a lesson to learn from his own mistakes, as well as his successes:
“If you want to go to the penitentiary and live that life, do that, but if you want to be somebody you don’t want to fall victim to that – because we’ve got millions of people who look like us that have done that already – then listen to the voice and make the right choices, at the right time.”
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