Remy Ma & Papoose on a Prison Visit
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American Rappers Employ Hip-Hop Lyrics to Raise Awareness for Incarceration Injustices (Part 2)

2 part series: Black entertainers, such as Hip Hop rappers and movie producers, have resorted to using their crafts to harp on justice equality and prison reform across the United States. They relate to the Black community and other minority groups. Click Here to Read Part 1 Several of these Hip Hop artists have been sentenced […]

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Common, Hope & Redemption Tour: Folsom State Inmates Feel the Hope

Following the kick off of the Common, Hope & Redemption Tour,  the “Barbershop 3” actor, Common has brought his activism to the forefront with his very own “Imagine Justice Initiative” once again by adorning Folsom State Prison inmates with their very own private concert. And … the hip hop icon, poet, film producer, and actor […]

Common Hugs a Girl Named Red at CIW prison in Corona, CA
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Hope & Redemption Tour: Common Speaks to ‘A Girl Named Red’ (Video)

Common recently made some celebrity prison visits in California. At one prison, CIW, he dedicated a very moving performance to a long forgotten inmate. He called her “a Girl named Red.” The conscious Hip Hop artist spent a week sharing his sweet music with the staff and inmates at four CDCR prisons: Calipatria State Prison […]

Common visited 4 CDCR prisons during his Hope & Redemption Prison Tour.
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Watch: Common Uses ‘Hope & Redemption Prison Tour’ To Fight for Prison Reform (Video)

As a way to fight for prison reform, Common teamed up with producer Scott Budnick, the Anti-Recidivism Coalition and the California Endowment to tour four California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation prisons in the Hope & Redemption Prison Tour. Video: The Hope & Redemption Prison Tour – Excessive Sentencing Earlier this year, Hip Hop star Common visited […]