Prisoner 1 & 2

Album: Tetsuo and Youth (2015)
  • An amalgamation of two songs with two different hooks, this eight-and-a-half minute track touches on unjust incarceration and the racist tendencies of prison officials. The two halves are split by a spoken word piece from Lupe's sister Ayesha Jaco, who is a Youth Empowerment Expert and Professor. She has done the intro on many of her brother's albums.
  • The prisoner in the first half of the song also represents the criminal who asked Jesus to bring him to heaven (Luke 23:39-43).


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