Die Jim Crow, The EP Book by Fury YoungDie Jim Crow, The EP Book by Fury Young

Die Jim Crow, The EP Book

EditorFury YoungIllustratorMark B.

Hardcover | June 30, 2016

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DIE JIM CROW, THE EP BOOK is a companion to the six-song Die Jim Crow EP, an album recorded at Warren Correctional Institution, a close-security state prison in Ohio, and with formerly incarcerated artists in New York and Philadelphia. The EP and EP Book are part of the larger Die Jim Crow project, a full-length concept album about racism in the U.S. prison system written and performed by formerly and currently incarcerated black musicians from across the country. The EP Book provides a visceral experience of what Die Jim Crow is about; featuring lyrics, artwork, photos, hand-inked notes, recipes, and relevant writing that documents and celebrates the making of the record.  Designed with a graphic novel appeal, DIE JIM CROW EP BOOK is a beautiful 182-page, 8 x 8 full-color book edited by Fury Young, the producer of Die Jim Crow, and illustrated by Mark B. Springer and other prison artists, and includes a download code for the EP.

FURY YOUNG is a musician and poet whose biggest passion is the concept album Die Jim Crow. Inspired in 2013 after reading Michelle Alexander s book, "The New Jim Crow," it was this historical knowledge mixed with Fury's own personal experiences with friends of his who had been to prison that led to him taking on the project. He is dete...
Title:Die Jim Crow, The EP BookFormat:HardcoverDimensions:184 pages, 8 × 8 × 0.63 inPublished:June 30, 2016Publisher:The Intercultural Alliance of Artists & Scholars,Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1940939534

ISBN - 13:9781940939537


Editorial Reviews

"Each line and every note resonates with the anguish and anger of prison life -- and the resilience of the incarcerated artists who have turned their soul-crushing experiences into art." --Jean Casella, co-director of Solitary Watch and editor of Hell Is a Very Small Place: Voices from Solitary Confinement"The death of the era of mass incarceration will come from the hands of the people most affected. Exposing this system will take works of great importance like Die Jim Crow." - Five Mualimm-ak, co-founder Incarcerated Nation"What better delivery system than these songs for conveying to us on the outside what it is to be locked inside our country's prisons? Thanks to Die Jim Crow EP for helping to open our minds and our hearts." - Judith Tannenbaum, author of Disguised as a Poem: My Years Teaching Poetry at San Quentin and other books"The voices of those that are silenced are finally heard in this revolutionary Die Jim Crow EP. - Raquel Almazan, Activist, playwright and educator