Three of Minneapolis’ finest, rising solo MCs (Tha Rift, J. Plaza, Daddy Dinero) have united to form FREEWIFI, a force, unlike anything the city has ever seen.
Cinematic. Heartfelt. Gospel. The three words Rob Markman uses to describe his debut EP Write to Dream. The renowned hip-hop journalist is trying his hand at a skill that he’s been practicing since he was a teenager.
“I was just my Chicana self who identified as human when people asked, what are you? – I transformed it to I am me, which I then translated to Spanish, which becomes Soy Yo” –
“I think what I’m going to give them is something that’s going to last. It’s not just a traditional sound that you’re accustomed to hearing…I’m trying to break the mold with what I’m doing because everybody wants to go here and I want to be over there and be by myself.”
“We’re real big on respecting our history. We want people to know it’s ok to do that. It’s ok to show love and congratulate people and not be a hater.
Hip-hop was well represented this past weekend at JAY-Z and Budweiser’s Made In America Festival in Philadelphia. Fans from all over the country filled up the Benjamin Franklin Parkway to catch some of their favorite acts.
Dedicated. Determined. Driven. The three words that Decatur, GA rapper Runway Richy uses to describe himself. The New Orleans born Decatur raised MC has constructed his rough journey into a catalog of street tales and songs.
“This is like unfiltered, unadulterated free conversation. We want to give you the outlook of the everyday person that’s not famous or super rich”
“My whole drive is from me never understanding why we’re all here. I’ve realized there’s no point in living unless you make a difference and change people’s lives.