Over the last year, Meek Mill’s highly publicized battle with the criminal justice system has been supported by his fans and the hip-hop community alike as much as they’ve celebrated his new music. Through the triumphs and tribulations, the Philadelphia rapper has become the face of freedom and prison reform. Now, Meek Mill brings his story to XXL with two special covers for the fall 2018 issue.
Meek, 31, writes a letter to his younger self for his XXL magazine cover story, heading back to 2006, when the MC was 19 years old and before his legal trouble began. Perseverance, race in America and recognizing his own power are all part of his missive. Meek celebrates career milestones as well as traces his fight with the legal system during a promising career and offers advice to a younger version of himself.