“Got a chance to see my bro Meek Mill today," Harden wrote about his longtime friend. "His spirit is high and hopefully we can get him out by February. Told me to tell y’all when he get out he got some *fire emojis* for y’all." The kicker implies Meek Mill has some unreleased material in the stash. His most recent album, Wins & Losses, dropped back in July.
Meek is currently serving a 2-4 year prison sentence after a judge ruled he had violated provisions of his probation, which stemmed from a 2008 conviction on gun and drug charges. Since he was imprisoned on November 6, the judge who sentenced him, Genece Brinkley, has come under fire for what's been perceived as harsh and unfair punishment. She's also been accused of having a personal vendetta against the rapper. Meek Mill supporters held a rally outside of Philadelphia’s Criminal Justice Center a week his sentencing and the free #FreeMeekMill campaign has built up steam.
Philadelphia 76ers stars Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, as well as owner Michael Rubin, have also openly supported the rapper. According to The Crossover, Harden will lace up a specially customized pair of sneakers that feature “FREE” and “MEEK” in big gold lettering on Thursday.