Jailhouse Roc: The FACTS About Hip Hop and Prison for Profit


This is a must read, and is very eye opening. A certain letter was circulated around the internet last year. Although it was widely believed to be a fraud, the information it contained can be linked to factual evidence. The main point of the letter was the strong connection between the music industry and private prisons. This connection is real and is looked at in this linked article on Davey D’s blog. Davey D is a hip hop historian, and is one of the most knowledgeable hip hop historians in the world. The article is definitely worth reading.

Davey D's Hip Hop Corner

GoldenUndergroundTV recently released an interview I did with them late last year. I got a bit animated at the end. Only so many interviews in a row I could handle being asked about Chief Keef.

My tirade wasn’t really about Chief Keef. It wasn’t about Gucci Mane or Wocka Flocka or any of the acts spontaneously catapulted into stardom by synchronized mass media coverage despite seemingly universal indifference (at the very best) regarding their talent. Whose arrests, involvement in underaged pregnancies, concert shootouts, and facial tattoos, dominate conversation for weeks at a time, with their actual music a mere afterthought, if thought of at all.

My tirade was about marketing. It was about media powers seeking out the biggest pretend criminal kingpins they can find, (many of whom who shamelessly adopt the names of actual real life criminal kingpins like 50 Cent and Rick Ross), and exalting them as…

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One thought on “Jailhouse Roc: The FACTS About Hip Hop and Prison for Profit

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