Acclaimed rapper and media mogul Jay-Z is set to produce an upcoming investigative docuseries from rapper Meek Mill and Amazon Prime Video.
Produced by The Intellectual Property Corporation in partnership with Roc Nation, the untitled six-part series will follow Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill (pictured), born Robert Rihmeek Williams, and his supporters as they work to uncover the different elements at play that kept him in Philadelphia’s criminal justice system for over a decade.
Each hour-long episode unravels Meek’s past, from his childhood trauma that shaped him as an artist, to his latest imprisonment—while following present day developments in his legal battle, personal life, and music career. The series will also feature original music from Meek Mill.
In November 2017, Meek Mill was sent to county lockup for two to four years after he was captured popping a wheelie in an Instagram video. For violating his probation a third time, Judge Genece Brinkley sent the musician to prison. But the latest sentencing caused widespread outrage as being too severe and eventually set off a series of investigations, which will be explored in this documentary series.
The project is expected to premiere in 2019 exclusively on Prime Video.