Music mogul Jay-Z and hip-hop artist Meek Mill are getting into business together with the announcement of Mill’s new record label: Dream Chasers. The label is a joint venture with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation and marks the beginning of a new chapter for the 32-year-old emcee on the business side of the music industry.
Mill became a symbol for criminal justice reform in 2017 when a Philadelphia judge sentenced him to two to four years in prison for minor probation violations. He would go on to spend months behind bars before a court ordered him to be released in April 2018. Last Tuesday, Mill’s lawyers asked a Pennsylvania appeals court to grant Mill a new trial.
In an excerpt of their interview with “CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King, Mill and Jay-Z open up about why they think it’s important to establish a legacy as entrepreneurs for the next generation of artists and their shared backgrounds.
“The music and culture we create, you know we’ve been giving it away for so long. Which is understandable, you’ve got to start somewhere. You’ve got to clean the floors up before you own the building but we don’t shine shoes anymore,” Jay-Z told King.
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