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Meek Mill and Justin Timberlake released their inspiring single “Believe” late Thursday. 

And when the rapper said the song was “for motivational purposes only” he wasn’t joking.

Over a modern-day gospel beat, Mill encourages: “Follow your dreams not your addictions / How we gon’ follow our dreams locked in a prison? / They tried to swallow me whole, God be my witness / Deprive me outta my dreams but I’m relentless”

The atmospheric video, directed by Maxime Quoilin, is equally compelling, as viewers follow two women who watch as a man is taken away in handcuffs.

The collaboration marks Timberlake’s first new music since 2018, when he released his single “SoulMate” and the critically maligned album “Man of the Woods.” 

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Mill’s “Championships,” released later that year, was his first since being released from prison.

Mill became a symbol for criminal justice reform activists after a judge in Pennsylvania sentenced him to two to four years in prison for minor violations of his probation conditions in a decade-old gun and drug possession case. He spent months in prison before a court-ordered him released.

Timberlake has been working on new music. In October, he told Entertainment Tonight he’s collaborated with recent Grammy winner Lizzo and SZA.

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Contributing: Associated Press 

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