Arrested Development frontman Speech on his new documentary 16 Bars — and creating an album with inmates

Grammy award-winning rapper Speech of the group Arrested Development joins q's Tom Power to talk about his new documentary, 16 Bars.
Speech of Arrested Development made a feature-length documentary called 16 Bars about a music workshop he led for inmates. (Submitted)

Grammy award-winning rapper and musician Speech of the group Arrested Development joined q's Tom Power to talk about his new documentary, 16 Bars. The film takes viewers into a music workshop he led for inmates in Richmond, Va.

They also discuss the rapper's musical career and why he and Arrested Development have always been passionate about bringing social issues to light through their music.

You can catch Speech's documentary 16 Bars at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema in Toronto. The film will have its Canadian premiere at the JAYU Human Rights Film Festival this Friday, Dec. 6.

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