Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. From time to time, Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture.
This Week's Roster: E.S.G., Killa Kyleon, B L A C K I E, Brad Gilmore, Kyle Hubbard, Fat Tony, more.
Not Invited: SPM
This Week's Prompt: There was this great story in The Atlantic recently about how SPM, incarcerated for 40-plus years after being convicted of child molestation, has been releasing music from prison via a loophole his lawyer had found. (Hat-tip to Dat Boi T for passing it along.)
The question: Should rappers be allowed to release music while incarcerated, and should their crime matter?
B L A C K I E: Only if it's about being in prison.
E.S.G.: Yes and no.
Preemo: I say yes regardless of the crime, only because we've locked up more people in this country than any other in the world.
TroubleSum: Absolutely. Music allows them to get their story out and provide for their family while they're away, as long as they're not incarcerated for rape, pedophilia or anything else perverted.
KDOGG: Yes and no.
Brad Gilmore: I think they should be able to, but most of the time their album doesn't get proper promotion. For example: T.I.'s No Mercy album. However, as for the crime part, they can release music in prison, but no recording.