A video uploaded to WorldStarHipHop supposedly filmed inside a prison could land the participants in further trouble. Columbia’s WIS reports South Carolina Department of Corrections officials are looking to charge any inmates involved in the filming of the video.
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“SCDC is in the process of investigating the video. Once the investigation is complete, inmates involved will be appropriately charged,” said SDSC spokesperson Stephanie Gibson.
The title of the video on WSHH is “South Carolina Inmates Film 1st Ever Music Video in Prison!” One person in the clip can be seen wearing a SCDC shirt and another raps about “South Cack.” Some of the inmates have apparently been identified.
The problem with this form of promotion is that it may violate SCDC rules. Cell phones are banned in South Carolina prisons and inmates do not have access to the internet.
In November of 2013, Tennessee rapper Struggle was accused of tricking prison officials in order to film portions of a video for his song “Black Curtains” behind bars. Struggle later explained to AllHipHop.com that he was granted permission to create the video at the Davidson County jail.