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Chicago Rappers Vic Mensa and G Herbo Join the Fight to Reduce Illinois Prison Population

By Rachel George

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Just last month, rapper Vic Mensa made headlines for his outspoken visual denouncing police brutality and immigration camps. Now, here he is again, with fellow Chicago rapper G Herbo, joining the fight to reduce Illinois’ prison population by 20%.

The Chicago natives met with local legislators and the Alliance for Safety and Justice (ASJ) for a celebratory dinner at Soho House Chicago. ASJ is known for being of the leading organizations combating social justice reform.

Other attendees included state legislator Jehan Gordon-Booth, who is dedicated to revitalizing Chicago’s outdated criminal justice system, and Attorney General Kwame Raoul, whose been recognized for his work on behalf of survivors of sexual assault and violence.

Los Angeles-based music agency, Beat House, also partnered with the ASJ and other artists like Ty Dolla $ign, raising awareness for social justice with their recent #TimeDone campaign. Founded by Tiffany Kumpar, Beat House also works to form relationships between social justice and influential people in the music/entertainment industry and social justice. 

Learn more about the Alliance for Safety and Justice, its endeavors and how you can participate by visiting their website here.

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