Hip-Hop Collision: Music, Race, and the Law

Atlanta-based defense attorney and #BillionDollarLawyer Drew Findling shares the stage with his client, international hip-hop star Kiari Cephus — known onstage as Offset, one third of the music trio Migos — to discuss the intersection of criminal justice, race, and hip-hop. These issues, common themes in hip-hop music, reflect deeply rooted societal schisms which play out endlessly in the collateral consequences of criminal conviction and mass incarceration. This session will explore how recent events like Meek Mill’s imprisonment and subsequent release, as well as the Parkland shooting, continue to inspire artists, drive conversations, and mobilize fans to act.

Festival: Aspen Ideas 2018

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