Meek Mill Can Now Release Music While Under House Arrest, ‘Summer Sixteen’ Diss Not In Violation

Meek Mill may have been barred from releasing new music while serving out a house arrest sentence stemming from his parole violation last year, but it appears that things are looking up for the Philly rapper after a judge reportedly cleared Meek to release new music in order to “protect his brand.”

In February, Meek Mill was sentenced to 90 days house arrest and an additional 6 years of probation after he was found to have violated the terms of his parole stemming from a 2009 drug and gun conviction. While Meek was able to avoid jail time for his violation, the judge also stipulated that Meek Mill was not allowed to record or release any music during the duration of his sentencing, prompting the rapper to file an appeal just one week into his sentence, Billboard reported.

Now, it appears that a judge is allowing Meek Mill to release new music in order to “protect his brand” despite the initial terms of his sentence; Complex reports that Meek has received an order of clarification from the judge two weeks into his sentence that further details the terms of his sentence, including the manner in which Meek Mill is allowed to record and release music over the next few months.

While Meek is now allowed to record and publish music while under house arrest, the rapper is reportedly barred from making any money off of his releases and is required to publish any new music on free listening platforms such as YouTube and SoundCloud.

The news comes just one week after Meek Mill surprised fans with the release of his “Trap Vibes” track, which remixes Drake’s “Summer Sixteen” diss track and Desiigner’s chart-topping hit, “Panda,” leaving fans to wonder whether or not the Philly rapper would be penalized for violating the terms of his house arrest sentencing by dropping the unexpected new track. Despite fans’ concerns, Meek Mill’s “Summer Sixteen” remix was “court approved,” since the rapper recorded the track after receiving the amended terms of his sentencing, TMZ reported.

In addition to releasing “Trap Vibes,” Meek Mill also gave fans sneak peek of his highly anticipated Dreamchasers 4 mixtape last week after he took to Instagram to share several video snippets of some new music and visuals that are expected to accompany the mixtape’s release.

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While there’s currently no official release date set for DC4, fans have already begun to debate over how the amended terms of Meek Mill’s sentencing may impact the timing of the mixtape’s release.

Rumors suggesting that Meek Mill is planning to sabotage Drake by releasing DC4 at the same time as the Toronto rapper’s Views From The 6 album have been circulating since January after Meek dropped his diss track, “War Pain,” within moments of Drake announcing “Summer Sixteen” as the lead single off of his impending album.

With Drake having recently confirmed an April 29 release for Views, fans are curious to see whether or not Meek Mill will release Dreamchasers 4 around the same time as Drake’s new album, or if the terms of the rapper’s sentencing will deter him from dropping the mixtape until later this summer.

While Meek Mill hasn’t commented on the rumors surrounding a release date for his mixtape, it looks like the rapper is already hard at work on getting Dreamchasers 4 to his fans.

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