A215-162 is the brainchild of Mark B. Springer, whose prison number is the song's namesake. Mark has been incarcerated at Warren Correctional Institution, where the song was mainly recorded, since 1989.
Sedrick Franklin's opening verse was improvised on the spot. The men's choir features members of Warren Correctional Institution's UMOJA choir (UMOJA will be heavily featured on the Die Jim Crow LP). The women's choir, recorded at revolutionsound in Brooklyn NY, is made up of formerly incarcerated women.
from Die Jim Crow EP
released May 1, 2016
Lyrics by Mark B. Springer and Sedrick Franklin
Music by Mark B. Springer
Guitar: Derrick Foley
Vocal 1: Sedrick Franklin
Vocal 2: Alonzo Freeman Jr.
Vocal 3: Mark B. Springer
Keyboard: Mark B. Springer
Drums: Anthony “Big Ant” McKinney
Bass: dr. Israel
Saxophone: William Bridges
Men’s choir: Sedrick Franklin, Andre Maxwell, Deonte Leary, Laquan “Q” Marables, Mark B. Springer
Women’s choir: Apostle Heloise, Pastor Anna Smith, Ezette Edouard, Lauren Kelly Benson
Vocals, guitar, drums, keyboard, and men’s choir recorded by dr. Israel at Warren Correctional Institution, Lebanon OH.
Bass and women’s choir recorded by dr. Israel at revolutionsound, Brooklyn NY.
Saxophone recorded by Eli Cohen at New England Conservatory, Boston MA.
Produced by Fury Young
Co-producer/Engineer: dr. Israel
Mixed by dr. Israel
Mastered by Michael Fossenkemper at TurtleTone Studio NYC