Meek Mill has come a long way since his dirty Meek days in Philly. With the streets in the rear view of the Maybach and success on the horizon, Meek has his foot on the gas trying to make things happen. Part of realizing that newfound success is giving back to the community and Meek, along with Reebok, teamed up for a charity event benefiting the boys and girls basketball teams at Meek’s own high school, Strawberry Mansion High School, in Philly.
The school’s athletic programs have taken a big hit from the budget axe and Reebok worked with Meek to donate basketball gear (duffles, tees, socks, shorts, sleeves, snapbacks and footwear) to both the basketball teams, as well as Reebok’s new Blast sneaker (for guys) and its new Classic Chi-Kaze sneaker (for girls) as a little cherry on top.
The high school used its gymnasium as the stage for this event and the kids went wild to see one of their idols show up. Giving back is important, particularly when so many rappers claim the streets.
Meek isn’t a flashy rapper and you can see the relief that he’s on the way up in his bars, but he’s never disconnected from the dirt that fuels his hunger. His delivery on this freestyle is slow and measured, almost conversational, and refers to this event in contrast to a judge that supposedly hates him. Not sure whether this is allegory or real, but the freestyle and the emotion feel authentic. You be the judge.