Meek Mill drops the cinematic visuals for Oodles O’Noodles Babies telling the story of a viscous cycle.
Directed by Will Ngo, Meek Mill’s song narrates intertwined stories of disadvantaged youth, drug addiction and an unfair criminal justice system. A song based on his own life experiences, Meek Mill passionately raps about the perils of being born into an unjust society.
The video explores how growing up in an environment rampant with crime, drugs, can effect a child. Beginning with a child in 2006 watching his father go behind bars, being forced to grow up alone. Fast forward to 2017, the now young man receives backlash that he’ll be just like his father. Ultimately he inherits the orange jumpsuit from his father, with the message “it’s your turn son”
Oodles O’Noodles Babies also discusses Meek Mill’s battle with the criminal justice system. The rapper’s own story with jail time and the probation system inspired him to spring into action, creating policies and fighting for criminal justice reform. Meek Mill’s work has earned him multiple days of recognition across the country.