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!”
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!!! 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! #grammarcheck I don't talk the "AMERICAN ENGLISH" because I don't believe in it…I never cared about writing or speaking that way! I dont dress that way …. I'm doing me better yet doing #us
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!”
Don't let up. Stop focusing on non important shit 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 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.