Meek Mill will release his new album before the month is over.
The Philly rapper has announced a Nov. 30 date for the untitled project, his first full-length since being released from prison in April. According to Vogue, the project will tackle his prison experiences and the issue of social justice.
“I’ve been writing myself since I was probably, what, 8 years old,” he told the magazine. “I’ve been doing this a long time, so [there’s] always pressure to be better.”
Meek has been teasing the release. During a conversation with Professor Marc Howard at Georgetown University earlier this month, he revealed that the album would arrive this month.
It may include a collaboration with Cardi B and a song about Colin Kaepernick. According to the New York Post, the lyrics include, “They told Kap to stand up if you want to play for a team, and most of his teammates said the same thing” and “Back in the ’30s you would be killed if you kneeled. They won’t kill you now, they just take you out of the deal.”
When he’s not in the studio, the criminal justice reform activist has been studying the law, which he started doing in prison. “None of it makes sense, and it’s like, who came up with this shit?” he said.
Meek’s new album follows his July EP Legends of the Summer, which debuted at No. 9 on the Billboard 200.
UPDATE: Meek has revealed the title and cover art for his new album Championships, due Nov. 30.