Rapper Meek Mill, who was recently released from jail, landed an Amazon documentary deal that will give an inside look into the depth of his troubles with the criminal justice system, reports Variety.
Robert Rihmeek Williams signed the docu-series deal with Jay-Z and Roc Nation. Jay will executive produce, along with Mill, IPC’s Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman and Paul Solotaroff.
Jay has been pivotal is helping to get Mill released after serving five months for probation violation. Many in the hip-hop industry and fans at-large lodged their support behind Mill who was sentenced to two-to-four years for popping a wheelie on his motor bike.
Many say the time didn’t fit the crime and called for Judge Genece Brinkley to recuse herself from Mill’s case after a history of alleged biases against the rapper.
Mill has emerged from jail as an advocate for criminal justice reform.
“I’m grateful for this unique opportunity to share my story and I look forward to collaborating with Amazon Prime Video, Roc Nation and the Intellectual Property Corporation on this incredible series,” Mill said.
“Not only will this documentary give viewers an unprecedented look at my life, but it will also allow me to use my public platform to highlight the need for criminal justice reform.”
The docu series will take viewers on a journey is Mill’s 10-year battle with judge Brinkley as well and examine the disparities in the jail system and higher incarceration rates for people of color. It will also feature rap artist’s music.
“We’re thrilled to be working with such a talented group of producers to bring Meek’s life story to light,” said Heather Schuster, Amazon’s head of unscripted. “Meek’s story of being incarcerated needs to be told and we will have incredible access that takes Prime members beyond the headlines and into his world.”
The docu-series is scheduled to be released in 2019.