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Questlove

Drummer for The Roots, In-House Band Jimmy Fallon Band & Author

Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson, drummer, author, multi-instrumentalist, DJ, music journalist, and record producer. He is best known as the drummer and joint frontman for the Grammy Award-winning band The Roots, the…

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Common

Grammy Award-Winning Hip Hop Artist, Actor & Author

In 2006, the Grammy Award-winning artist Common made his big screen debut as a musical performer in Dave Chappelle's Block Party. In January 2007, he made his acting debut co-starring…

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Nas

Rapper, Songwriter, Actor, Producer and Entrepreneur

Nas is a Queens Born rapper, songwriter, actor, producer and entrepreneur. He was ranked number 5 on MTV's list of The Greatest MCs of All time and number 2 on…

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Redman

MC, Rapper, DJ, Record Producer and Actor

Reginald “Reggie” Noble, better known by his stage name Redman, is an American MC, rapper, DJ, record producer and actor. He came to fame in the early 1990s as an…

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Krs-One

Hip-Hop Master Teacher

Krist Parker, also known as KRS-ONE (Knowledge Reigns Supreme Over Nearly Everyone), is one of the most important and influential rappers in the industry whose ascent from street kid to…

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DJ Spooky

DJ, Hip-Hop Artist & Writer

Paul D. Miller is a conceptual artist, writer, and musician working in New York. His written work has appeared in The Village Voice, The Source, Artforum, Raygun, Rap Pages, Paper…

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RZA

Actor and Wu-Tang Clan's Chief Producer

Robert Fitzgerald Diggs, better known by his stage name RZA, music producer, multi-instrumentalist, author, rapper, actor, director, composer, and screenwriter. A prominent figure in hip hop, RZA is the de…

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Harlym 125

Award-Winning Poet

Jamele “Harlym125” Adams is, hands-down, one of the most powerful performance poets in the country. A onetime NPS finalist with the Boston Poetry Slam team back in 2008, he now…

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Sinbad

Stand-Up Comedian and Actor, "Necessary Roughness"

Ranked by Comedy Central as one of the “100 Greatest Standups of All-Time,” actor and comedian Sinbad has had audiences laughing for over three decades. His storytelling style of comedy…

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The Beale Street Flippers

Astonish the crowds with feats of acrobatic prowess that are, honestly, unbelievable

They don't sing or play an instrument, but they are the most popular act on Memphis' legendary music mecca, Beale Street. While music blares from the clubs all around them,…

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Key & Peele

Key & Peele

Former Stars of the Original 'Sketch-Comedy Show' on Comedy Central

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele are the stars of Key & Peele, Now Comes To Your SCHOOL, a show that examines life in a distinctively provocative and irreverent way. Whether…

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Committed

6-man Acappella Group and Season 2 Champions of NBC's "The Sing Off"

A cappella, R&B/Soul, Pop, Jazz, Gospel Committed is an all-male a cappella sextet that won the second season of NBC's 'Sing-Off.' The group was founded in 2003 by four high…

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ButtaFlySoul

Poet and Inspirational Speaker

ButtaFlySouL as he is known by family, friends and students is a nationally recognized training consultant and inspirational speaker.  He is a powerful advocate for youth with a strong focus…

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Flowmentalz

From Russell Simmons HBO's Def Poetry Jam

Who said that Poetry has limitations? Flowmentalz will demonstratehow poetry has “No limitations”, by bringing infinite thought into all his work. Creative thinking magnified through sound is the best synopsis…

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Shihan

From Russell Simmons HBO's Def Poetry Jam

A native of New York’s Lower East Side and a current resident and local legend of Los Angeles, Shihan is undoubtedly one of the most dynamic spoken word artists of…

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