LL Cool J and Treach Perform Rap Concerts at Rikers Island
As an effort of the Rikers Island officials to keep the violence down and as their way to reward the inmates for their good behaviour, they have recently treated them with rap concerts.
According to a source, such shows help keep the prisoners from “stabbing each other” and also boost their morale.
Among the rap celebrities invited to perform at the prison concerts include LL Cool J and Naughty by Nature rapper Treach.
Last July, LL Cool J and Russell Simmons visit the young prisoners encouraging them to stay positive and to focus on their goals.
“You can absolutely without a doubt do anything you put your mind to,” said LL.
“It’s your spirit you’ve got to work on,” Simmons added.
According to the representative for the Department of Correction, the rappers volunteered to do such services to give encouragement to the prisoners.