On Sunday (Aug. 27), Meek Mill posted an Instagram Story where he credited his favorite rapper, Jadakiss, for guiding him as a kid through his music.
The Philly-native also soundtracked the IG story with Jada’s 2000 track, “Blood Pressure” from The LOX‘s We Are The Streets album. Within the post, Meek added a side-by-side mugshot of him and recently-booked Rudy Guiliani.
“This why Kiss was my favorite rapper. I felt like he was guiding me as a lost kid!” he overlaid a caption.
See the post caught by HipHopDX below.
— HipHopDX (@HipHopDX) August 28, 2023
The 36-year-old has always been candid about his harsh upbringing in the city of “brotherly love,” and how he wants to be an inspiration for the youth. Back in 2018, during a back-to-school event, the “Dreams and Nightmares” rapper shared what it was like for him growing up in Philly.
“Growing up in Philly, I’ve watched families struggle to make ends meet and buy basic school supplies for their kids,” he said at the time. “Those memories stay with me and that’s why I’m committed to giving back to families in my hometown, putting smiles on kids’ faces and helping them start the school year on the right note with the right supplies.”
Meek’s own legal woes inspired his REFORM Alliance, where the mission is to “transform probation and parole by changing laws, systems and culture to create real pathways to work and wellbeing.”
The Alliance came about when Meek Mill was handed a two-to-four year sentence for popping a wheelie on a bike in his hometown. From there, the #FreeMeek movement was born, which ultimately led to his release.
Now Meek has dedicated his platform to providing resources for those who come from the same streets as him.
Take a look at Meek giving Jadakiss credit for guiding him above.
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