andre-barden-biopicAndré “DJ A-Minor” Barden (DJ) is an educator, DJ, and budding producer currently residing in Charlotte, NC. Spending his life in the country’s Northeast, Midwest and South, in a household that was constantly filled with music, has created his extremely diverse taste in music—but hip-hop has always been his first love. After a few years of bedroom deejaying and throwing local parties, DJ A-Minor made waves in the DJ community in 2010 at Red Bull’s esteemed Thre3Style battle—he took third place in the North Carolina regional with only 3 hours notice and 20 minutes of preparation time!
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gabriel-benn-biopicGabriel “Asheru” Benn (MC), M.Ed., is a veteran hip-hop artist, educator, and youth activist. He has graced stages and recorded with artists such as Pete Rock, Talib Kweli, Raheem Devaughn, Jill Scott, and others, and is widely known for performing the opening theme for the popular TV series, The Boondocks. Due to his other musical contributions to the show, he received the Peabody Award in 2006, becoming the first hip-hop artist to receive the prestigious award.
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amirah-sackett-biopicAmirah Sackett (Dance) has performed and had her choreography featured locally, nationally, and internationally. Amirah was honored as one of the first female hip-hop artists to receive the Jerome Travel/Study grant in 2008. She curated the international festival for women in hip-hop, “B-Girl Be” in 2009-2010 at Intermedia Arts. In 2011 she curated her own show called “The JOINT Project” in an effort to push hip-hop artists to create work outside of their comfort zone.
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Ami Kim (a.k.a. jocElyn Ellis)jocelyn-ellis-biopic (Beatmaker) is a Durham, North Carolina native whose musical talent has captured headlines in the region during her climb to the top of its indie music scene. As an emerging vocalist, songwriter and producer, jocElyn’s thought-evoking lyrics and soulful songs have garnered performances with 9th Wonder, Chrisette Michelle, Citizen Cope, Raekwon, Wyclef Jean, and concerts in over 200 venues and festivals including several in Europe and 4 major arenas.
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