Amazon, Jay-Z to produce Meek Mill docuseries

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Philadelphia-based rapper Robert Rihmeek Williams was released from jail last month after serving almost five months for a probation violation - for popping a wheelie in an Instagram video without wearing a helmet.

One week after being released from jail, Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill is back in the spotlight, calling for criminal justice reform.

The show is now untitled, and it's expected to premiere at some point in 2019 exclusively on Amazon Prime video.

Mill, who is in Philadelphia today at the Constitution Center with Gov. Tom Wolf, has partnered with Amazon for the series, which will chronicle the rapper's highly publicized legal odyssey, as well as examine the "negative effects [of] long tail probation" in urban communities, according to a release.

Meek was released on bail after spending nearly six months in jail for allegedly violating multiple provisions of his probation.

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Meek Mill revealed that his probation officer helped him get into rehab to deal with his opioid addiction. He's also been battling a 10-year stint within the probation system that became a topic of fruitful discussion since Judge Genece Brinkley handed down his sentencing. The sentencing ignited outrage and triggered a series of investigations after many deemed it too severe.

Shawn Carter, Eli Holzman, Aaron Saidman, Paul and Isaac Solotaroff will serve as executive producers. The series will also explore his childhood trauma that led to his career as a musician.

Jay-Z, who has exec produced docuseries exploring the injustices within the criminal justice system connected to cases involving Trayvon Martin and Kalief Browder, penned an opinion piecein November in the New York Times in which he voiced his support for Meek.

"We're thrilled to be working with such a talented group of producers to bring Meek's life story to light", said Heather Schuster, Amazon's head of unscripted.

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