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Meek Mill Speaks From Jail And Will Be Able To Watch The Super Bowl #FreeMeek

SI – Before the start of the NFC Championship Sunday, Meek Mill’s “Dreams and Nightmares” blasted on the speakers at Lincoln Financial Field, and the Eagles and their home fans could not get any hyper as they sang along to the first record of the Philadelphia rapper’s debut album. After the Eagles picked up a 38-7 win over the Vikings to secure the team’s third trip to the Super Bowl, “Dreams and Nightmares” was back on the speakers, but this time in Philadelphia’s locker room as coach Doug Pederson looked around at his excited players rapping along in celebration of their demolition of the NFL’s top defense.Recently, the song has carried even more weight in light of the rapper’s legal troubles. In November, he was sentenced to two to four years in prison for violating probation in relation to a 2008 gun and drug case. “I’m so proud of my Eagles for making the Super Bowl and representing the city of Philadelphia,” Mill said in a statement sent to SI.com. “It really lifted my spirit to hear the team rally around my songs and that’s why I make music—to inspire others and bring people together. But the Eagles have also motivated me with the way they’ve overcome tough situations and injuries to succeed this year. That’s why I’m confident my guys are going to beat the Patriots and bring the Super Bowl trophy to Philly.”

Good for Meek Mill. Well, as good as it can be for someone unjustifiably dealing with a bushleague prison sentence (and bushleague it is, as Mill is serving a 2-4 year sentance for a parole violation in which both the prosecutor and probation officer recommended ZERO jail time – Read here). But at least there’s somewhat of a silver lining that his hometown team has used his music as a rallying cry. And that’s an understatement. The Eagles have taken Meek’s debut album and made it their life anthem:

At least Meek will be able to watch his beloved Eagles on the biggest day in franchise history. Albeit it should be from the casino across the street in Chester (which is arguably more of a prison), but the game will be on nonetheless.

Here’s to hoping we here Meek and his music postgame from the locker room in Mindinapolis. We all we got. We all we need. #FreeMeek CLICK HERE TO BUY

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