MEEK MILL Announces: MOTIVATION TOUR and Multi-Mogul “Prison-REFORM ALLIANCE”
As a Celebration of the release of Meek Mill’s recent album Championships, The Rapper with All The Beef, has patched things up with all of his rivals pre-heading on his aka #VictoryTour.
The Philly rapper has announced his return to the road on “The Motivation Tour.” Produced by Live Nation, the 16-city U.S. trek kicks off Feb. 19 in Miami and travels to L.A., Chicago, New York, and his hometown of Philadelphia, before wrapping March 24 in Atlanta.
Championships, Meek’s first full-length album since 2017’s Wins & Losses, released late Nov, where he debuted two tracks off the project, “Oodles O’Noodles Babies” and “Uptown Vibes” featuring Fabolous and Anuel AA.
Meek Mill “Love him or Hate him” He’s been extremely busy these “Free” days, and when he’s not in the studio, managing to sustain his way to the top of the Charts with his recent Album post Prison.
He has also made an effort to Squash prior Rap-Artists Beefs with big names from Drake to recently noted “The Game” while maintaining key-Alliances with a high-caliber group of prominent, successful and hands-on business men to create something that we have never seen in the past.
The likelihood of NFL Billionaire Tycoons such as Robert Kraft, Michael Rubin, Retired Drug Dealer turned Rap Mogul aka Jay Z and Meek (himself) Ex-Convict that just wants to be off of Probation (caught in a system that’s hard to get out of) Meek Mill, well it really is an Odd-Pairing some or many have thought. However, if you really take the core of what they have all come together for and take a look, you maybe able to get to the gist of the concept.
Similar to Kim Kardashian’s victory to set Alice Johnson Free. Especially post the tedious investigations, calls, re-scheduling of meetings and then sit-downs with President Trump and oh yea, “The Kanye West Factor” & Press.
We all must realize that love her or hate her “again”, Kim did a tremendous thing and the President listened and granted the order, so that is a positive factor when it comes to TRUMP, I mean if he hated black people so bad, he could have easily denied Alice and Kim’s request to free her, right??? Or was it just a publicity stunt, to gain brownie points in the black community & celeb factor due to we know how much he loves his TV status? Well maybe, but maybe not….and the honest truth is, it really doesn’t matter at the end of the day, meaning Alice is Free so the End Result was accomplished. Anyhow, moving on to the Topic that you came for – see below.
“Allow The REFORM ALLIANCE to Introduce Itself ……
Entrepreneur ad recording artist Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, from left, gestures as he poses with New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, Philadelphia 76ers co-owner and Fanatics executive chairman Michael Rubin, recording artist Meek Mill, Galaxy Digital CEO and founder Michael Novogratz, Brooklyn Nets co-owner Clara Wu Tsai, Third Point CEO and founder Daniel S. Loeb, and REFORM Alliance CEO and political activist Van Jones after the group announced a partnership to transform the American criminal justice system, pictured in the above. Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, in New York.
Photo Credit: Kathy Willens, AP
Sports and entertainment figures including New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, Philadelphia 76ers owner Michael Rubin, recording artist and entrepreneur Jay-Z, and recording artist Meek Mill announced the foundation of a criminal justice reform organization called REFORM Alliance.
The organization was conceived after Rubin arranged a meeting between Kraft and Meek Mill last spring, when the artist was in prison for a highly controversial probation violation that generated extensive media coverage and calls for change.
“After meeting him in jail, I felt affection for him,” Kraft said. “We had developed a nice relationship. And I’ve never been to jail before. Going there and seeing him, I didn’t sleep for the rest of the night when I got home. Because here I’m thinking how out of touch something like myself is with what’s really going on.”
In a news conference and presentation Wednesday at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, the co-founders explained their goals and initiatives, which includes removing one million people from the criminal justice system within five years.
“We give to charitable things and we try to do good,” Kraft continued. “But here you have (Meek Mill), who’s creative, who’s innovative, who’s inspiring to young people. And for riding a motorcycle and doing a wheelie, he’s put in jail where tax payers are paying to keep him going, and he’s not employing all the people he could be employing and generating all of the tax dollars he could do. It’s just a cuckoo system – forgetting the social impact of that.
“I decided then that I wanted to work with Michael and Meek to do whatever we could to try to change the system. It’s not good for America. And I’m happy I had the chance and the exposure to see it. It’s just crazy. I hope everyone in this room gets behind this effort, and we can make America better if we really deal with this problem.”
The group announced political commentator and social activist Van Jones as its CEO. Jones said the organization seeks to “change the laws and the policies” that have furthered a cycle of parole violations and incarcerations for some of those recently released from prison.
Other co-founders include Daniel Loeb, CEO and founder of Third Point LLC, Michael E. Novogratz, CEO and founder of Galaxy Digital, Clara Wu Tsai, co-owner of the Brooklyn Nets, and Robert F. Smith, CEO and founder of Vista Equity Partners.
Together, the founders have devoted $50 million to the organization.
“For me, I’m from Marcy Projects,” Jay-Z said. “I’m from Brooklyn, and this has been a part of my life. This is communities that we grew up in, friends that I have, people around me. So I grew up with this issue and seeing people in it.
“We’re all prisoners to this. Because until everyone is free, no one is free.”