The MMG rapper has forayed into the world of semi-autobiographical fiction.
Yes, you read the headline right - Meek Mill is preparing to drop a book in the coming months. It's a work of fiction called Tony Story, dealing with gang life in Meek's native Philadelphia. We can only assume he's drawn from personal experience or observation here, and that the subject matter is at least partially autobiographical. So far, there's been no indication that the MMG rapper had help in the writing process.
The book's description was sent to HipHop-N-More in a press release earlier today:
"Tony and Ty had big dreams of getting rich. Although they grew up like brothers, once money and envy entered the equation, greed took over and loyalty went out the door. After a deadly shooting, the streets of Philly were in an uproar and the lives of many people revolved around revenge. Gold digger Kee capitalized on the built-up tension; but before she could really enjoy the fruits of her labor, she was thrust into the middle of a street war with the cost being her life. Trust was not an option and revenge was the only thing anyone had in common. Paulie wanted revenge for his cousin; LB wanted revenge for his brother. They both had blood in their eyes and murder in mind; names were called while gunners lurked in the shadows. It became bigger than the almighty dollar and no one was safe. Philly won’t be the same after you’re a witness to Tony Story."
At this point, it's not clear who the book's target audience is, whether it be young adults or mature readers. It will be available as a paperback and an E-book on May 1st, just five days before the release of Meek's Dreamchasers 3 mixtape.
How're we feeling about this?