While on his 4 Your Eyez Only Tour, J.Cole spent some quality time with inmates at San Quentin State Prison in the Bay Area. The rapper and Dreamville Records president Ibrahim Hamad spoke with the men about their experiences and grievances behind bars.
On Instagram, Hamad shared photos with the inmates on the prison grounds. “We got the opportunity to spend the day at San Quentin State Prison talking and meeting inmates who will never see the outside again,” Hamad wrote on Instagram. “That experience was a life changing experience and wish I had the ability to put that in a caption but that wouldn’t be doing it justice.”
It’s no secret, J.Cole has been very vocal about his opposition to mass incarceration. The 32-year-old dressed in an orange prison jumpsuit while being escorted offstage by police officers during his concert as apart of the set. He’s also rapped about injustice in his songs Immortal,” “Neighbors,” and the 4 Your Eyez Only title track.