LROC - Hello

Starring: Daryl Hunter

Published: August 28, 2020

By: Jen Kreidler

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If you’ve never heard of the Virginia Three, I urge you to dive deep into their story. Back in July of 1994, three young men were falsely accused of a heinous crime that they did not commit. Despite maintaining their innocence, they were wrongfully convicted and endured 25 long years behind bars. Their journey was a testament to unwavering strength and resilience in the face of injustice. Finally, last year, their cries for justice were heard, and they were released. However, life on the outside has been an uphill battle as they strive to reintegrate into society, find employment, and rebuild their lives. They are currently fighting for exoneration, a symbol of hope and redemption.

Tacoma artist, LROC, pours his heart out in his latest single, “Hello”, shedding light on the struggles of being incarcerated. The lyrics speak volumes about the patience and perseverance required to navigate the harsh realities of the criminal justice system. LROC's words echo the pain and resilience of those who are unjustly imprisoned, highlighting the urgency of reform. Through his music, he not only shares his personal experience but also stands in solidarity with all those who have been wronged by a flawed system.

In a powerful and poignant music video, LROC collaborates with Daryl Hunter, one of the Virginia Three, who was just a teenager when his life was unjustly derailed. The visuals of LROC and Daryl in a prison cell, clad in orange jumpsuits, are a stark reminder of the brokenness of our current system. The authenticity of LROC’s message, coupled with the raw vulnerability of the video, serves as a call to action for criminal justice reform. It’s a poignant reminder that we must strive for a more just and equitable society for all.

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