Meek Mill and his record label DreamChasers have revealed a public service announcement about #AntwonRose, the unarmed 17-year-old honor roll student who was fatally shot by East Pittsburgh police back in June.
According to an official press release, the Philly rapper felt compelled to post the PSA because Rose’s story directly portrays the messages in his latest album, ’CHAMPIONSHIPS.’ In fact, the rapper specifically referenced his songs “Trauma,” “Championships,” and “Oodles O’ Noodles Babies.”
“In those songs, Meek touched on the issues that plagued his neighborhood in Philadelphia (and many others across the country) and has motivated him to advocate for change in those communities, starting with the criminal justice system,” the statement read.
“My hope is this PSA will inspire people to come together and create change in our communities,” explained Meek. “Our country needs more communication and understanding — not hate and division — so it’s important that we collectively start the conversation and work to leave a lasting impact for future generations.”
“I’m very grateful that Meek Mill and the DreamChasers put this PSA together about Antwon and highlighted the need for universal respect,” said Rose’s mother Michelle Kenney, who can be heard narrating throughout the PSA. “To make our communities better, we must show each other more love, care, generosity, and empathy. I’m proud that Meek is using his platform to send that positive message and honor my son.”
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