Common to Host Free Community Concert With J. Cole & More to Advocate For Criminal Justice Reform
Two of hip-hop’s voices to the people, Common and J.Cole will be holding a free concert in Sacramento to advocate for criminal justice reform.
With tickets already sold out, the concert will take place on August 21 and feature additional guest performances from Van Jones, Goapele, Los Rakas, Syncopated Ladies and more.
Both artists are no strangers to speaking up against the injustice toward minority groups within communities and the criminal justice system. As both artists latest albums, Common’s Black America and Cole’s 4 Your Eyez Only, zeroes in on issues within black communities and the system’s neglect of their human rights.
Common also recently ended his Hope & Redemption tour, where the Chicago rapper visited prison inmates to talk about their experiences with the system, followed by a performance. Earlier this month, J.Cole visited San Quentin State Prison where he presented similar actions.
Goapele, Los Rakas and Syncopated Ladies are also set to perform alongside Common and J. Cole.
The concert will kick-off at Capitol Mall Capitol Mall in Sacramento, California, on Monday. Doors open at 4 p.m.