Meek Mill has recruited Justin Timberlake for his new song and video, “Believe.” The uplifting anthem soundtracks the story of a father and daughter whose relationship is affected by the latter’s time spent in prison.
Meek references his own prison time in his verses: “In a school of failure, we present, perfect attendance/Welfare, baby, we workin’ with what they give us/Made me some commas, judge still gave me a sentence/No period, city girls don’t get scared.”
“This is a special track and I’m grateful I had the opportunity to collaborate with Justin on it,” Meek said in a statement. “We really wanted to send a motivational message that would inspire people to take it to the next level and pursue their dreams. That turnt shit coming soon as well.”
“Meek is at the top of his game right now,” Timberlake said. “The process of creating with him in the studio to help him put what he experienced to music was incredible.”
“Believe” follows Meek Mill and Roddy Ricch’s tribute to Nipsey Hussle, “Letter to Nipsey,” which the pair debuted earlier this year during a Nipsey Hussle tribute medley at the Grammy Awards alongside John Legend, DJ Khaled, Kirk Franklin and YG.
All proceeds from “Letter to Nipsey” will go to the deceased rapper’s family. Meek Mill will also star in Charm City Kings, the new movie directed by Angel Manuel Soto and co-written by Moonlight director Barry Jenkins. The film debuted at the Sundance Film Festival and will open in theaters this April.
Justin Timberlake released his latest album Man of the Woods in 2018. He reprises his role as Branch, co-starring alongside Anna Kendrick, in the upcoming Trolls movie, Trolls World Tour, out April 17th.