In 1973, infamous pioneer and originator of the Chicago gang, Gangster Disciples, Larry Hoover was charged for the homicide of a 19-year-old in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood.
The homicide, which was over stolen drugs and cash, earned Hoover 150 to 200 years in jail for requesting the hit. His time in a correctional facility did not stop Hoover’s criminal way of life, as he assumed control over the South Side’s drug exchange, and helped build the Folks Nation, which delivered significantly more packs.
In any case, by 1995, Hoover’s business exploded, following a 17-year undercover investigation by the government. Subsequently, Hoover was re-arrested and arraigned for drug conspiracy, extortion, and continuing to engage in a criminal enterprise.
After two years, Hoover was found guilty on all charges and got six life sentences. However, now, 45 years after his first conviction, fellow Chicago native, Kanye West, is hoping to give Hoover some uplifting news after more than two decades, and lifetimes to go in jail.
While trying to follow his better half, Kim Kardashian’s lead – in persuading Donald Trump to pardon him.
On Thursday, West visited the White House to have lunch with Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to talk about black business, creating jobs, and criminal justice reform. But of course none of those things were discussed, and Ye ranted about the MAGA hat, Trump’s impact on him, and Hoover.
In the discussion, West said Hoover is jailed “because he started doing positive for the community. He started showing that he actually had power. That he wasn’t just one of a monolithic voice, that could wrap people around.”
“There’s infinite amounts of the universe and there’s alternate universe,” he said. “So it’s very important for me to get Hoover out because in an alternate universe, I am him and I have to go and get him free. Because he was doing positive inside Chicago just like I’m moving back to Chicago, and it’s not just about, you know, getting on stage and being an entertainer and having a monolithic voice that’s forced to be a specific part.”
After that, he doubled down on his hot take about welfare.
“Welfare is the reason why a lot of black people end up being Democrat, first of all, it’s a limit on the amount of jobs, so the fathers lose the jobs and they say we’ll give you more money for having more kids.”