[VIDEO] This Short Documentary Reveals How the NYPD Inadvertently Funded a Rap Album

In this short documentary from filmmakers Pigeons & Planes, see how the illegal arrest and detention of a young black rapper led to the NYPD funding his studio album.

When Jadon Woodard was arrested while performing on a subway platform, it set off a chain of events that ended in $55,000 worth of studio money. It's legal to play on the platform, but NYC's underground performers still face regular prosecution and illegal arrests that are an ongoing obstacle to buskers. This time, the buskers fought back. Jadon and his bandmate Ghsts & Guitars filed suit with the help of activist group BuskNY, and found themselves at the center of NYC's ongoing battle for creative freedom.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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