Today in Hip-Hop: Meek Mill Leaves Prison for Probation Violation

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On this day, Dec. 2, in hip-hop history…

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2014: After serving out a five-month sentence for a probation violation stemming from a 2008 drug and gun charge, Meek Mill is released from jail.

In July of that year, the Dreamchasers MC was given three to six months behind bars after a judge revoked his probation as a result of behavior that was deemed “questionable” by the District Attorney.

The jail stint threw a wrench in the release of Meek’s album, Dreams Worth More Than Money, which was supposed to drop in September, but ended up having to be pushed back.

A couple days before Meek’s release, label boss Rick Ross broke the news he would be coming home soon. “You know, the the big homie, he was sentenced to six months off the rip,” Ross told Hot 97. “We done got our hopes up a couple of times so I said I wasn’t going to feed into that again. When he come home, he come home. At worst it won’t be more than a month at this point, you know what I mean? So we just ready for the big homie to get to the crib. Hopefully, he can spend the holidays with us, you know what I mean, and kick 2015 off.”

On the morning of Dec. 2, Meek emerged from behind the wall, making fans go crazy and sparking a hilarious meme craze off of the first photo of the rapper jogging out of jail.

Staying away from the law has been an issue for Meek, who has run into several legal issues since then. He is currently serving a two to four year sentence for once again violating his probation.

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