Today we’ll be talking with the Chicago based Poet, Emcee, & Visual Artist, King Moosa. Kxng Moosa grew up in Rockford, Il; an hour outside of Chicago. In 2007 at the young age of 14, he was arrested and charged, as an adult, for 1st degree murder; a charge that came with a 25 year sentence. While incarcerated, Moosa started to understand exactly what happened with his case, and how he was able to be sentenced in this way as a minor. It was during this time when he began to turn to different forms of art to express not only what he was understanding about the legal system but what he was beginning to understand about himself, his voice, and the type of artist he wanted to be.
Resources & Mentions:
Silenced: An Unlock Civics Documentary https://youtu.be/JlGop_sr0F8