Once again, Meek Mill is taking aim at record labels for their exploitative contracts with black artists. On Tuesday, Meek implied that record executives are offering "young black kids" what he called "slave contracts."
"Wassup with all these DIFFERENT RACE men got all these young black kids in slave contracts in the music business?" Meek asked on Twitter. "Come get wit us you need help fixing ya situation #DC X #ROCNATION it's literally stealing now we found something we can get rich off!" It's unclear if he's offering to help out artists in complicated label situations, but it's definitely an indication that he's seeking to help young musicians not repeat the same mistakes so many others have.
Last month, Meek used the phrase "slave deals" to describe the stingy offers record labels would often give young black artists. "What about major companies taking kids from the ghetto and got them signing they lives away for a lil bit of money?" he asked on Twitter in December. "We taking control of that 2020 and exposing the people offering these slave deals! Ima get some lawyers to break down some of these deals y'all offering these kids."
Meek founded Dream Chasers Records in 2012, and last year he announced a relaunch as a joint venture with Roc Nation. Since then, the Philly rapper has been slowly but surely building his label's roster. Upon announcing the deal, JAY-Z said Dream Chasers Records is "way beyond signing artists and having hot records," showing Meek's commitment to helping artists develop over time instead of chasing whoever has a hit record out.