Three-fifths of the New York-based spoken word hip-hop team whipped up one spectacular fundraiser show this summer in Guelph. A long overdue shout-out and thanks to them for supporting the "We Are Jose" campaign (wearejose.com) with the talents up their b-boy and b-girl art sleeves!
FreeFlowin, Decora, DJ H20 and myself packed into their tour van after the show to talk about all things at the heart of hip-hop - releasing truths through rhythm and words, motivating youth through workshops, towards more women in hip-hop, and why there is no hip-hop without embracing the most socially disempowered in society with compassion.
It's never too late to check out great music, so please go visit their blog page: http://daybeforesoundtour.blogspot.com for more tales of the ReadNex Poetry Squad.
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