Yesterday, Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill was freed from prison. The rapper has been imprisoned since November of last year for violating parole. After an outpouring of public support and calls for Meek’s freedom from a number of prominent figures, the rapper was granted game yesterday. He was immediately spirited to the Sixers’ playoff game where he was given a hero’s welcome.

Meek’s freedom is the latest in a series of wins for the city of Philadelphia. This year, the Eagles have won the Superbowl in upset fashion against the New England Patriots, spurred on by Meek’s Magnum Opus Dreams and Nightmares. The Villanova Wildcats won the NCAA tournament. Meek’s freedom is the latest win in what’s been a great win for the city.

This year is Philadelphia’s year, and here are a few more things that will happen during Philly’s hot streak.

The Sixers will win the finals

A year removed from picking first in the draft, the Sixers already won their first playoff series against the Miami Heat last night during Meek’s homecoming. We know from watching their superstars Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons ball this year that they were going to be in finals contention soon, but Lebron’s looked a little shaky against The Pacers and Golden State is a little banged up. The finals are looking like it’s in their grasp.

Stranger things have happened.

Creed 2 will win the Oscar for Best PictureImage result for Creed movie

The sequel to the Rocky spinoff that sees the son of Adonis Creed go to Philly to be tutored by the legendary Rocky Balboa, starring Michael B Jordan, comes out November of this year, right in time for Oscar season. Meek Mill played a key role in the greatest scene in all of cinema a scene in the first movie.

Creed inexplicably got snubbed from the Oscars, losing to some shit called Spotlight, whatever that is. That’s not happening this year. Creed 2 is having that.

The Phillies will win the World Series

Despite the weirdness of Rookie Manager Gabe Kapler, the Phillies, who have sucked more or less the last 10 years are 14-8. They’re back!

Bill Cosby will beat his case

Ew, I hope not. That dude’s gross.

Drake will claim Philly

Drake scavenging a city’s culture is the ultimate status statement on how hot that place is that particular year. During his career, the rapper/singer/actor has vultured culture from his native Toronto, Houston, Atlanta, LA, Jamaica and England. Drake’s album drops in June as my partners at 10YS will happily remind you. If there’s any mention of Broad Street, cheesesteaks, buls, jawns, or ocks, or if there are verses from Beanie Sigel or Blackthought, it would be a definitive sign that Philly is the place to be this year.

Lil Dicky will make a song people actually like

Yea, no.

 

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