Meek Mill is Home!
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Yesterday Philly rapper Meek Mill was released from a Philadelphia prison, after serving 5 months.
I’d be the first to say that I’m not a huge Meek fan, but I like a few of his songs but have yet to listen to a full album of his. Dreams & Nightmares is my shit tho!
A judge, who denied his request for bail, decision was overturned by the Philadelphia Supreme Court. If you haven’t been keeping up, he was sentenced to 2-4 years in prison for a probation violation, which stemmed from him being convicted of drug & gun charges back in 2008.
Overall, the judge had it out for Philly rapper. Reports came out that the female judge who convicted him of the 2-4 years, was trying to persuade him to sign under her friend’s record label, then wanted him to sing a Boys 2 Men song pleading for his freedom. Of course he didn’t and BOOM he’s been in jail every sense. The public has been very supportive of the injustice that’s he’s faced while this whole situation has prolonged. Celebrities from Jay-Z to T.I. to Kevin Hart have been advocates for him since the beginning and luckily they used their platforms to bring awareness of his situation, a black man being “overly” charged for unnecessary reasons.
When Meek was released, his friend Mike Rubin, who is co-owner of the Philadelphia 76ers, picked him up in a private helicopter and whisked him away to the 76ers playoff game against the Miami Heat, and coincidentally THEY WON! Even Kevin Hart silly ass was there with him, sitting court side. Meek was even able to ring the ceremonial Liberty Bell replica.
Not only did the the 76ers win the playoff, but they won first round, and on top of that, it’s been 5 years since they’ve been in the playoffs, so it looks like it’ll be a great year for Philly. They already won the Superbowl and if they get even further in the playoffs and not win, it’ll still be a win for them overall.
What was very meaningful to me was seeing Meek with his son on the court. I think it’s beautiful to see him reunited with one of his sons.
I’m glad that an innocent black man is free and he says he’ll be using his platform to shed light on situations like this. Social injustice is real and Meek says:
“I understand that many people of color across the country don’t have that luxury and I plan to use my platform to shine a light on those issues”
Comment below your thoughts on the whole Meek Mill situation.
Happy Birthday Marvin Gaye: Who Sampled His Work?
Today is the late Marvin Gaye‘s birthday. Coincidentally he died a day before his birthday, in 1984.
He’s had so many hits that of course his songs were sample by the following artists:
Kanye West- “Spaceships”, College Dropout album sampled from “Distant Lover”
Robin Thicke, T.I. & Pharrell- “Blurred Lines”, sampled from “Got To Give It Up”
The Jackson- “Shake Your Body”, Sampled from “Got To Give It Up”
Ja Rule & Ashanti- “Mesmerized”, Sampled from “Stop Look, Listen”
Smilez & Superstar- “Tell Me”, Sampled from “Stop, Look, Listen”
Method Man & Mary J Blige- “All I Need”, sampled from “All I Need To Get By”
Chris Brown- “Back To Sleep”, sampled from “Sexual Healing”
Thats just to name a few artists who sampled the GOAT music. He was Inducted in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 and Received a star on the Hollywood Hall of Fame in 1990.
I know I wasn’t even thought of when his music was released but I have an old soul and appreciate older music!
Happy Birthday to Marvin Gaye!
Danii Gold out ✌🏾
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SZA!!
Happy 27th birthday to one of my FAVORITE artists. She became well-know so fast with her free spirit and say it how it is mentality.
She has made women like me realize that, you may not have the total package for one guy, i.e. his “supermodel”, but another guy will appreciate your flaws and all.
Also, it’s okay NOT to be a “normal girl”; AND you may be talking to a guy who’s talking to multiple women BUT don’t be an in denial woman, deal with him when you wanna deal with him (the weekend).
Happy birthday beautiful queen!
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