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Beats, rhymes and Justice: Hip Hop on Rikers Island – part one


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Beats, rhymes and Justice: Hip Hop on Rikers Island – part one

MC and producer Ryan Burvick takes us behind bars as inmates learn to rap on Rikers Island, New York’s notorious jail. Show more We are back on Rikers island – New York’s largest and most notorious jail where Ryan Burvik works with inmates on a unique hip hop program. We hear Ryan working with Mikey…

Beats, rhymes and Justice: Hip Hop on Rikers Island – part one

MC and producer Ryan Burvick takes us behind bars as inmates learn to rap on Rikers Island, New York’s notorious jail.

We are back on Rikers island – New York’s largest and most notorious jail where Ryan Burvik works with inmates on a unique hip hop program. We hear Ryan working with Mikey MTA and Zig on raps that express their regrets and their ambition for the future. What is new is the inclusion of women using hip hop as a way of telling their story. We hear from the talented Remy who used her skill as a performer during her three years in jail to leverage visits from her six-year-old daughter. We also follow some of the students once they have been released. Not just Remy but Angel and Trigger and Enterprise Wise are all enrolled on Ryan’s internship at his studio in West Queens.

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