Should Rappers Be Allowed to Release Music While Incarcerated?

Categories: Rap Round Table

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.

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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.

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How about SPM gets to keep making music as long as all proceeds go to charities that help abused children?


@HoustonPress ummm hell no!!! They're in prison for a reason and obvs shouldn't be profiting from it whilst behind bars!

Thomas Killough
Thomas Killough

Yes, if all generated incoming goes to the prison/state


Sure!  Let them rap if it keeps them out of trouble .... BUT     all proceeds should go to the prison system or government body that incarcerates them.  No profits for RIP (rapping in prison)

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