Kanye West and Drake will perform a special benefit performance, which will now be broadcast on a grander scale.
The rap superstars recently put an end to their long-running conflict in order to liberate Larry Hoover, the founder of the Gangster Disciples, who is currently serving six consecutive life sentences for murder and gang involvement.
The “Free Larry Hoover” fundraiser event, which will take place at the Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, will be streamed on Amazon Prime Video, as well as on the Amazon Music Twitch channel and in select IMAX cinemas. “Not only will [the performance] increase awareness for our cause, but it will show people everywhere how much more we can accomplish when we put our pride aside and work together,” West stated.
“We’re happy to provide fans around the world a front-row seat to this performance,” Tim Hinshaw, Amazon Music’s head of hip-hop and R&B, said in a statement.
“We can take our call for redemption worldwide and prove that we are genuinely stronger together on behalf of anyone with a loved one unlawfully or unjustly imprisoned,” Larry Hoover Jr. remarked. “Release my father!”
West requested Donald Trump for mercy for Hoover in 2018, but he did not follow through. This will be Ye’s first gig since his Saint Pablo tour was cancelled, and Drake’s first show since the Astroworld catastrophe, which resulted in lawsuits against him, Travis Scott, and Live Nation.
On Thursday, December 9th, at 8 p.m. PT, #FreeLarryHoover will be streamed.