Dice Raw’s ‘The Last Jimmy’ Album Is Available for Streaming [LISTEN]
Dice Raw is tackling mass incarceration and race with his new project, The Last Jimmy, which is the soundtrack of his musical play of the same name.
The stage production, which was inspired by Dr. Michelle Alexander‘s book The New Jim Crow, is about a musician who is trying to break free from the shackles of an unjust criminal system. The play also featured African dances and spoken word.
“The main thing I want people to get from the play - and the album - is a call to action and to wake up anyone who doesn’t know what is going on about mass incarcerations, privatized prisons or how hard it is for these street experts to get re-entry into society,” Dice Raw explained to Philadelphia Weekly.
All of the songs deal with the issue of mass incarceration affecting black and brown people. Among the standout tracks on the project include the piano-driven "The Last One," the poignant "Run," the somber "Trouble" and the introspective track, "It's Over."
With Donald Trump headed to the Oval Office, and movies like Ava DuVernay‘s 13th documentary, Dice Raw’s album comes at a right time. It's enlightening music that we need in these days and times.
You can stream Dice Raw's The Last Jimmy soundtrack above or on Spotify.