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Common Opens A Fully Equipped Studio At A Correctional Center For Inmates In His Hometown

Chicago native and Grammy award-winning rapper Common made an imprint this past Tuesday for incarcerated people inside the Stateville Correctional Center located in Cresthill, IL. The inmates will receive a rare opportunity to tap into their creative endeavors with the incorporation of a built-in studio, CBS Chicago reports. The idea was conceptualized by Attorney Ari Williams, who was seeking alternative solutions for inmates to find outlets while fulfilling their sentences. “I know music brings us all together. I want them to be OK. I want them to do something they’ve love to do,” Williams said in an interview with CBS . “And I know many of them are rappers. They love to rap and they love to sing.” Tapping into horizontal networking, Williams was able to contact Common to bring her vision to light. The native rapper utilized his platform to craft the studio space, which will provide tangible resources and a creative outlet. “The gentlemen who are incarcerated deserve access to...

Oct 7, 2021