Kanye West and Drake Working Together to Free Larry Hoover
Written by DJ AquaTrunk on October 3, 2021
Yesterday (Oct. 2), Rap-a-Lot CEO J Prince gave an update on his mission to help free Larry Hoover, the co-founder of Chicago’s infamous Gangsta Disciples gang. Apparently, Aubrey and Yeezy are lending their star power to the effort. Prince posted a photo to Instagram that shows him standing along with Kanye, Hoover’s wife, Winndye Jenkins, and Hoover’s son, Larry Hoover Jr. In the caption he wrote, “IF YOU FAIL TO PLAN YOU PLAN TO FAIL. Good plans in the making to free our brother Larry Hoover with the support of @champagnepapi and @kanyewest.”
Hoover is credited with co-founding the Gangsta Disciples in Chicago in the early 1970s. He was convicted of murder in 1973. While serving a life sentence, he was accused of still operating the gang from inside of prison and found guilty of drug conspiracy, extortion, and continuing to engage in a criminal enterprise in 1997, and sentenced to additional multiple life sentences. Hoover has since renounced gang activity and works to promote peace in the Chicago streets. He’s tried to rebrand the GD name as meaning “Growth & Development.”
Kanye has stuck up for Hoover in the past. He tried to convince former president Donald Trump to pardon Hoover when Kanye visited the White House in 2018. Kanye recently featured Hoover’s son, Larry Hoover Jr. on the Donda tracks, “Jesus Lord” and “Jesus Lord, Pt. 2,” speaking on the impact of his father’s incarceration and flaws in the U.S. criminal justice system.
Kanye and Drake haven’t been able to agree on much recently, with their beef taking center stage. It is unclear what role Drake is playing in helping the cause.
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