Amazon drops teaser for Meek Mill's 'Free Meek'
Photo: AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File
Photo: AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File

Meek Mill becomes co-owner of hat brand Lids

There appears to be no cap on what Meek Mill is accomplishing after his return to the industry and recent release from prison. In addition to announcing his upcoming “Free Meek” docuseries, the Philadelphia lyricist announced Wednesday that he is now co-owner of Lids.

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Meek Mill, whose real name is Robert Williams, will join the team that’s headed by his friend and business associate Michael Rubin as co-owners of the hat brand, which is North America’s largest hats retailer. Rubin’s company Fanatics is part of the Lids’ ownership group, according to Business Insider.

"I've been shopping at Lids my whole life, wearing hats, fitteds, of course, fitted hats and caps, all types of hats," the 32-year-old told BI. "In our culture, it's been a big thing. So, it was something I ain't have to think twice about and always believed in, that it'll work."

He will also give input on the creative side, offering his own line of caps beginning in August.

"I have a lot of influence, and I can see things kind of clearer. I would definitely love to involve our whole culture in Lids more," he told BI.

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The rapper and philanthropist has been busy with music and advocacy since he was released from prison in April 2018. He served five months for violating a charge he received at the age of 21. He has made it his mission to combat against what he and critics of the U.S. criminal justice system consider unjust sentencing.

His Amazon docuseries “Free Meek,” which will be presented in five parts, will delve into his experiences with the criminal justice system. The program, executive produced by Jay-Z, will be released on Aug. 9.

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