Violent criminal felons in prison should be locked up and rotting away, not spending their days fiddling around with their raps in a makeshift prison studio. Most of these losers are in prison directly due to hip hop gang related turf wars in the first place, now you're giving them a platform to further voice their delusional antiwhite blatherings?! As if prison in America werent enough of a tax payer funded criminals summer camp as it is.. what a joke. Ultimately, the film is low budget bad production and sends the wrong message.. oh and the music itself? Absolutely awfully dreadful.
16 Bars is an intimate look at the lives of four inmates at the city jail in Richmond, Virginia, who are a part of a unique rehabilitation effort that involves writing and recording original music. The film follows their personal and artistic development as they produce and record with with Grammy- winning recording artist, Todd 'Speech' Thomas, from the hip-hop group Arrested Development. As the creative process unfurls and a chance at freedom draws near, each of these men must unearth painful elements of their pasts, which hold the key to a new chapter in their lives. The story is set in Richmond Virginia, the former seat of the confederacy, where the legacy of systemic racism, a spiraling opioid crisis, generational poverty, and a lack of mental health services have entrapped many of its citizens in a cycle of incarceration- which makes the city itself a unique case study for rising recidivism rates in the U.S. at large. With the U.S. locking up more of its citizens per capita than...
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October 12, 2020 at 03:14 PM