Wolves – Air Pump & a Mushroom Cut [Audio]
Toronto, ON – On the outside, Freedom is yours. Yours to discover. Yours to embrace. On the inside, Freedom is nothing but a lead vocalist for C + C Music Factory. Welcome to Folsom State Prison. California’s most notorious correctional facility. A Johnny Cash concert made it famous. The men who roam its halls make it infamous. It’s a home to thieves, liars, cheats, gamblers, and murderers. One wrong move will change your life… By ending it. FOREVER! A life sentence is considered a ‘piece of cake’ to inmates. Inmates who get their cake and eat it, too. If they’re still hungry, eat your cake and eat it, too. And by that, I mean lodge an unsharpened #2 pencil deep inside of your body. All because your cake was the moistest.
Folsom State Prison is also home to 5 artists. Artists who are paying for their mistakes with their lives. Ghettosocks, Muneshine, D-Sisive, Timbuktu and Bix. Also known as… Wolves (because of the way Bix ‘howls’ on his harmonica). This is the “Air Pump and a Mushroom Cut” produced by Bix. This track is HipHopCanada’s Song of the Day.
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They were forced to interact during a prison program designed to teach inmates discipline through creative writing. Their novellas were selected by the Folsom Board of Creative Minds to compete in the Dean Koontz sponsored International Prison Olympics for Creative Writing. Their novellas ended up taking the gold medal back to Folsom. The first ever five-way tie. Dean Koontz organized a special reading at the prison. He was stabbed one sentence in.
The Wolves, now becoming role models in the prison, were presented with the opportunity to start a program to teach other inmates novella writing. The Wolves were interested, but didn’t want to teach the same old shit.
“We were interested, but didn’t want to teach the same old shit,” elaborates Timbuktu.
They decided the most effective way was to teach through rap. Something the boys did very well. The success of the program led to Folsom investing in a recording studio. The Wolves taught inmates how to use studio equipment…through rap. Ghettosocks had an idea.
“Why don’t we teach those outside of the prison how well we rap? Through rap!”
The light bulb exploded. Class is in session.
Ghettosocks, Muneshine, D-Sisive, Timbuktu and Bix are…