(AllHipHop News) CNN host Van Jones will be on hand at the first annual R&B/Hip-Hop Power Players event to present an award to Meek Mill. The Philadelphia-bred emcee/activist will be honored with the inaugural 2018 R&B/Hip-Hop Power Players Impact Award.
Billboard is organizing the ceremony scheduled for September 27 in New York City. Meek (born Robert Williams) is being recognized for shining a light on criminal justice reform as well as his musical output.
Since being released from prison in April, the Dreamchasers leader has linked with76ers co-owner Michael Rubin to create an organization in order to help free a million people from jail and prison. He also released the Legends of the Summer EP which included the politically charged record “Stay Woke.”
Meek is on track to drop his fourth studio album before the end of the year. Fans of the 31-year-old emcee can currently purchase merchandise bundles that come with a digital copy of his next LP.