Last night, the Innocence Project partnered with TIDAL in their efforts to reform the criminal justice system at their annual TIDAL X Brooklyn benefit concert. This year, 100 percent of the proceeds from ticket sales were donated to non-profit organizations dedicated to reforming the criminal justice system, such as the Innocence Project, #Cut50, Equal Justice Initiative and REFORM.
The star-studded roster of performers included Lil Wayne, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Meek Mill, Nick Jonas, Anderson .Paak, among over 30 others. Innocence Project Ambassador Jon Batiste was one of the many talented musicians who performed. Senator Corey Booker, Ava DuVernay, Van Jones, Angie Martinez and Angela Rye also made special appearances.
“There are people who control laws that are in positions of power that shouldn’t be in due to lack of votes and attention. I think every state has its own situation. There’s a lot of people in [prison] that shouldn’t be,” Anderson .Paak told Billboard on the TIDAL X black carpet.
The Innocence Project is extremely grateful to TIDAL, Roc Nation and all of last night’s performers for supporting our work to free the wrongly convicted and to reform the criminal justice system.
— Roc Nation (@RocNation) October 24, 2018
— TIDAL (@TIDAL) October 24, 2018
We’re at #TIDALXBROOKLYN to stand up for criminal justice reform with @TIDAL @cut_50 @eji_org. @VanessaPotkin + Mark Denny just hit the black carpet. Follow us on Instagram for all the fun! pic.twitter.com/ZT809JXQDO
— Innocence Project (@innocence) October 23, 2018