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Uncuffed My Mixtape: Locked Up And Grinding All My Life

KALW / Uncuffed

The Uncuffed My Mixtape is a selection of our producers' favorite songs. This week, we hear from two Uncuffed producers who recently returned home from Solano and San Quentin. Anthony Ivy talks about "Locked Up," by Lil Durk, and Timothy Hicks shares some thoughts on "Grinding all My Life," by Nipsey Hussle.

It's like a lot of people are locked up, but it's like maybe even more people that that's out there dead. So it's like a blessing and it's a curse, you know. I am still here, so I could be thankful for that, and I'm thankful for my family for having my back through this time ... being locked up, having that support system.
Anthony Ivy

This piece was brought to you by the team at Uncuffed. Our work in prisons is supported by the California Arts Council, the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, and donations from listeners like you. The producers fact-check content to the best of their ability. Content is approved by an information officer.

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Timothy Hicks is a journalist and sports editor from Oakland, California. His work includes print, videography, and audio journalism. Tim aspires to use his platforms to create change in the criminal justice system. He loves chocolate ice cream and Hershey's chocolate bars. After serving 18 years in prison, Tim is now a free man and is continuing his quest of journalism to give voice to change and life.
Anthony Ivy is originally from North Stockton, California. He is a producer for Uncuffed and was rcently released from prison after a 13 year sentence. While incarcerated, Anthony worked and produced many stories from the inside. Since Anthony's release, he is continuing the road to success from the other side of the walls.
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