Jay Z Just Weighed In On A Major Issue, So Listen Up

Hov speaks on California's Prop 47.

He’s no revolutionary, but every now and then, Jay Z wields his immense influence to speak up on an important issue. And that’s what he decided to do over the weekend, as Buzzfeed noted.

“Prop 47, California; build more schools, less prisons,” Hov said during a show last Sunday (August 3) at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California—one of the many stops on his and Beyonce’s On The Run Tour—before launching into “Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem).”

Set to be included on the ballot during elections in California in November, Prop 47, which is also known as the “Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act,” would reduce the penalty for some non-violent crimes from federal to misdemeanors, resulting in shorter sentences.

In turn, according to the proposal, prisons would be less crowded and instead of spending money on inmates, the state would potentially be saving $1 billion over the next five years, and then redirecting those funds towards “K-12 school programs (25%), victim services (10%) and mental health and drug treatment (65%).”

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