Meek Mill Vows Not to 'Rap About Extreme Violence'
Meek Mill is switching up his rap style.
In the wake of police killings around the country and inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, the Philadelphia MC has announced that he will no longer “rap about extreme violence” following the release of his Dreamchasers 4 mixtape.
“AFTER DC4 I won’t continue to rap about extreme violence!!!” Meek wrote on Instagram. “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!”
In a separate post that reads “Black Lives Matter,” Meek also discussed the importance of unity and awareness.
“Don’t let up,” he wrote. “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 SHIT IS NOT A GAME! Aka the TERRORIST!”
Mill’s comments come after the fatal shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile at the hands of police. Several artists have commented on race relations in this country following those incidents, including Beyoncé, Rihanna, The Game, and Problem.