Along with Amazon Music, Kanye West is bringing his prison reform concert to Prime Video in hopes of raising awareness of the Larry Hoover affair on December 9. As we previously reported, the event will introduce Drake. This is Kanye’s first major concert in five years.
The event takes place at the Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles – but fans will be able to stream the party for free through Prime in more than 240 countries around the world at 8 p.m. PT. It will also be available to stream on the Amazon Music Twitch channel.
“I believe this event will not only bring awareness to our cause but will show people everywhere how much we can achieve when we put the price aside and come together,” Kanye said.
According to a statement from Amazon, Kanye hopes to spread awareness of prison reform, specifically sentencing, with support from legal reform and community advocates including Ex-Cons for Community and Social Change, Hustle 2.0, and Uptown People Law Center.
Drake joined the party as a featured artist after J. Prince was instrumental in ending a years-long beef relationship with Kanye. Recently, Larry Hoover Jr. sat down with Drea O to talk about what it means to have both stars perform at an awareness concert for his father’s cause.
“Kanye and Drake have spent their careers pushing boundaries and defining culture, and we’re excited to give fans from around the world a front row seat to this concert,” said Tim Henshaw, Head of Hip Hop and R&B at Amazon Music. “We’ve made Amazon Music and Prime Video sites where artists can make their most ambitious ideas come true – this concert is the latest example.”
The event will also be shown in select IMAX theaters across the United States as a one-night live online event.
Prince, who was instrumental in developing the interest and engaging Kanye and Drake, has been vocal about prison reform, specifically with Larry Hoover. “Through my work with Larry Hoover and his family, I have really opened my eyes to the plight of prisoners in this country, and I hope Yi and Drake fans will take the time to do the same,” he said.