“I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.”
― Alan Wilson Watts
Kapitol P was born on the west side of Chicago where all of the odds were stacked against him. By the age of nine his older brother was killed and at the age of eleven his dad got locked up. At the age of fourteen, Kapitol P moved to New Jersey with his mom to escape the madness, but Chicago was always home and he was back and forth.
Kapitol P graduated from high school in New Jersey and went to Norfolk State University for 1 semester before he caught a murder charge at the age of 18 when he came home to Chicago on Summer break. He was found not guilty of these charges, but as an innocent teenage boy being locked up, he had to fight for survival and had to spend additional time in county for those charges. Kapitol P was released and a couple of years later was locked up again for possession with intent to distribute during an illegal traffic stop and was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison. When the Coronavirus pandemic hit, the institution he was serving his time at had the highest Coronavirus rates and deaths out of all the federal institutions. He fought his case all the way to the Supreme Court and within 30 days of writing his own motion to the judge, he was released 30 days later due to the Coronavirus after already serving almost the full 10 years of his sentence.
Upon his release 4 months ago, Kapitol P participated in A&E’s Magnified Voices: Locked Up In America and is now ready to give the world a taste of his music with the release of his new single “Free Em’ All”. “Free Em’ All” features his uncle Chairman Fred Hampton, Jr., the President and Chairman of the Black Panther Party Cubs and the only child of Chairman Fred Hampton, Sr., the original leader of the Black Panther Party in Chicago who was assassinated by Chicago P.D. “Free Em’ All” is an immense display of his talents with powerful lyrical content speaking of the many injustices and struggles black people have gone through fighting for what they believe in. Kapitol P is here to stay and ready to push forward leaving the qualms of his past behind him. Kapitol P is currently working on his EP due to be released in the Summer.