It’s a big week for Meek Mill.
The North Philly rapper’s editorial about criminal justice reform was published in Monday’s New York Times. “Like many who are now incarcerated, I was the victim of a miscarriage of justice. I got lucky, but because of dysfunctional, discriminatory rules, most don’t,” he wrote.
On Friday, his fourth album, Championships, will be released. It’s his first since he got out on bail in April after being sentenced to two to four years in prison last November for a parole violation.
And today, the street rapper born Robert Rihmeek Williams announced a 2019 concert trek, dubbed The Motivation Tour.
It’s a 15 date club and theater tour that kicks off on Feb. 19 in Miami and comes to Mill’s hometown on March 15, where he’ll play The Met Philadelphia, in the most high profile hip hop show yet announced at the reborn North Philadelphia opera house which opens its door next Monday with Bob Dylan. Tickets officially go on sale Friday at noon. The pre-sale is active now through Jay-Z’s streaming service Tidal at tidal.com/us/meekmill.
The last time Mill played Philadelphia was at a larger venue: He headlined Power 99′s annual Powerhouse in October.
Watch Mill perform his new “Oodles Of Noodles Babies,” from Championships, with the Roots on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.