SOUTHAVEN, Miss. – A judge handed down an unusual sentence to a teen who got in trouble with the law: sing about things you’ve done, or face jail time.
Rodney Hall, 19, was on probation for DUI and a failed drug test. But instead of sending him to jail, a judge gave him the option of writing a song and singing it on a popular street corner to avoid jail time.
Hall took the offer and stood at a busy intersection in Southaven, Mississippi singing about his DUI and marijuana use with a sign taped to his back.
He says he’s been singing from a young age in a variety of genres including gospel and opera.