Still going strong!
The two hit artists are teaming up to host a benefit concert to support the freedom of Gangster Disciples cofounder, Larry Hoover, who is currently serving 6 life sentences at the ADX Florence Prison in Florence, Colorado.
According to the "Donda" rapper's Instagram announcement, the show will take place next month at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Thursday, December 9.
West is headlining the benefit, while the "Hotline Bling" singer — real name Aubrey Drake Graham — is listed as the show's special guest.
Hoover's son also recently confirmed the news during an interview on the Murder Master Music Show. “We’re going to get the word out to as many people as we can," Larry Hoover Jr. told the host. "We gotta let the powers that be know that we want Larry Hoover in our community. That’s gonna be a big way to do it. Plus we want to show people of other communities that we can come together in peace."
West has long advocated for the release of the 70-year-old former gang leader, even going so far as to say, "in an alternate universe, I am him."
Hoover was sentenced to over 150 years in prison for ordering the 1973 murder of 19-year-old local drug dealer, William Young. During his prison stint, he was later indicted for money-laundering, running a drug ring from prison, and extortion, among other charges.
Despite the seriousness of the charges against him, the 44-year-old billionaire believes Hoover deserves clemency in regards to the lengthy sentence, and claims Hoover was "doing positive inside of Chicago" prior to his arrest.
Since his conviction, Hoover has denounced violence and encouraged his followers in prison to seek an education and learn a trade while serving out their sentences.