Meek Mill has never been one to hold his tongue when it comes to the treatment of artists within the music industry, and this time isn’t any different.
As the Philadelphia rapper celebrated the one-year anniversary of his fifth and final album for Atlantic Records, Meek got candid about how he aimed to use the release as a lesson on what not to do in business in the future.
All About The Benjamins
“[One] year anniversary to the last album. [I don’t know] how [much] money I made off it or had no control over the overall plan and only made 13 percent off it lol,” said the 35-year-old rapper in an Instagram caption accompanied by a photo of the album’s cover art. “I’ma make 10 [million] plus off every album I drop from here on out.”
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Meek's Industry Woes
Meek also compared the music industry to slavery.
“I was caught up in that slave sh-t that’s why I been taking long… that sh-t still on this album,” he continued. “Everything I do [is] flames! They don’t really promote music with morals in that system. Now it’s my go. Now I’ma crack the code on getting paid for rapping.”
Taking Matters Into His Own Hands
As previously reported by AfroTech, earlier this year, Meek announced his decision to part ways with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Management in an effort to continue evolving as an artist.
In a tweet addressing the incident at the time, Meek Mill wrote, “All I seen today was meek and roc part ways …I’m personally handling my own business so I can take risk and grow.. we came to that agreement together. I have a label deal with roc for my artist and I got reform super tied with them and many other investments wit jigga.”
Show Meek The Money
In his recent statements, Meek gave another nod to the Roc Nation team and urged those in the business to show him the coins behind the music.
“Don’t show me plaques, show me checks,” said Meek Mill. “How much [does] each song make? Shout [out] to Roc Nation and Nina Chanel pressed p on this.”