Dice Raw heads to Eastern State Penitentiary to discuss Jimmy’s Back on July 1st

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Last year, Philly MC (and Roots crew affiliate) Dice Raw released a masterpiece concept album called Jimmy’s Back, in which Dice raps about the issues involved in the country’s prison system. Taking cues from Dr. Michelle Alexander’s 2010 book The New Jim Crow, the album creatively looks at how prisons disproportionately incarcerate black men and does little to prepare inmates for life in society once they’re released. In honor of this meaningful and culturally significant album, Dice Raw will head to Philly’s Eastern State Penitentiary for a performance, as well as a discussion on the impact the prison system has on the black community and society as a whole. The performance / talk is free and open to the public. Information on the event can be found here.


Dice Raw previews new concept album “Jimmy’s Back” at SoHo Apple Store

dicerawLast night, Philly hip-hop mainstay Dice Raw took the stage at NYC’s SoHo Apple Store to debut some tracks from his forthcoming concept album, which will be released in early August. The album is called Jimmy’s Back and drew its concept heavily from the New York Times bestselling book, “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Color Blindness” by Dr. Michelle Alexander. In addition to performing some of Jimmy’s Back material, Dice Raw has also released a video promoting the new album, and made the album’s single “Over”, available to stream at his Soundcloud page. Watch the promo video for Jimmy’s Back below.