New studio opened in the MACO

June was an exciting month for JTR: the team has been working relentlessly and is pleased to finally announce the construction of a new recording studio!

The new Jail Time Records studio is located in the MACO (Maison d´Arrêt et de Correction de Ouagadougou), Ouagadougou’s prison in Burkina Faso.

Jail Time Records releases “Show Me The Way” by JEJE

JEJE’s first video ‘Show me the way’ is out now, shot inside the female wing of the Central Prison of Douala-Cameroon.

JEJE is Jail Time Records first female artist. Originally from Nigeria, JEJE arrived in Cameroon as a child. ‘Show me the way’ is an ode to resilience and faith when confronted with all hardships life challenges us with.

This song was born out of JEJE’s pain, love and strength as she courageously endured two years incarcerated inside the Central Prison of Douala as a young woman. It is a song of hope and redemption, a message for those who seek light when trapped in dark moments of their life.

Read Crack Magazine‘s article on the release


Jail Time Records opens it’s new out-of-prison recording studio thanks to the activist brand ANTI-DO-TO.

The new recording studio is critical for the reintegration of ex-convicted artists into the community. The goal is that rappers, producers, former prison artists, and label affiliates can continue to cultivate their musical talent once they leave and, above all, keep away from what brought them to jail. In fact, in Cameroon, the recidivism rate is around 80%. Furthermore, the project seeks to change society’s perception of imprisonment. It is still considered taboo, especially for families, to accept those who have been in prison.

Check out ANTI-DO-TO’s capsule collection designed by Federico Curradi with artwork made by the inmates of the Central Prison of Douala here.