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Lil Dallas | From Prison To Youth Mentor On Mental Health & Addiction Issues & Rapper

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Why did Jason LaChance want to talk with Lil Dallas? He was highly fascinated with how Dallas, after being incarcerated at 16 years of age for over a decade has not only dedicated himself to his art but speaking with youth about mental health and addiction issues. Dallas Roquemore AKA Lil Dallas is 27 years old and has been incarcerated since he was 16 years old, he was released from prison on march 13th 2022. Dallas grew up alongside famous rapper Mozzy, they were incredibly close as children and would rap together as they lived in the same neighborhood. When Dallas wasn’t making music he was establishing himself as one of the most recognized gang members in his city. At 16 Dallas had made enough bad choices to land himself in Federal prison. While in prison Dallas met his wife and they got married in the Salinas Valley State Prison. While completing his time he realized that the only reason he and his community committed themselves to a life of Gang conflict was that that was the way they were brought up. Gangs and drugs were normalized and easily accessible. He realized all the bad decisions he made were because he was under the influence, and Dallas decided to put his faith in his passions and family.   As soon as he was released he began working with Healthy Life Recovery to tell his story and hopefully inspire others to make better choices. First-hand experience carries a lot of weight and Dalllas carries his stories to adults and children who also grew up in environments around gangs and drugs. Dallas works with Healthy Life Recovery and is also pursuing his rap career, his first mixtape “finally free” which was just released on September 16th. If he hadn’t gone to prison Dallas could have risen to stardom alongside his childhood friend Mozzy. Now Dallas is focused on bettering his career and the world. This is Lil Dallas Knockin' Doorz Down. To subscribe to the audio form of the podcast, and follow Knockin' Doorz Down on social media go to For 51FIFTY use the discount code KDD20 for 20% off! For more information on Carlos Vieira's autobiography Knockin' Doorz Down, the Carlos Vieira Foundation, the Race 2B Drug-Free, Race to End the Stigma, and Race For Autism programs visit: For more on Lil Dallas Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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