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Anne Kristoff

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Adam22 of the ‘No Jumper’ Podcast Smashed the Like Button for SoundCloud

"When I'm getting hate, I can tell how to translate the hate into what they want from me"
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Hey, You’re Cool! Muralist Brandan “Bmike” Odums

"If James Baldwin was a graffiti writer... what words would we have been confronted with in the streets and on trains?"
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Hey, You’re Cool! Joe Kay of Soulection

“I’d never do a daily radio show—I wouldn’t do things where I oversaturated myself”
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Hey, You’re Cool! Ollie Olanipekun and Thomas Ralph of ‘Bodega Babies’

“We couldn’t tell anyone that it was a Pusha T project, so no one knew”
Chika Hey, You're Cool

Hey, You’re Cool! Poet and Rapper Chika

“The things that you’re afraid to admit to yourself you’ll admit in a song, because you know someone can relate”
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Hey, You’re Cool! Black Skaters Matter Creator Lee Smith

“Some people, incredibly, think I’m saying black skaters matter more than white skaters”
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Hey, You’re Cool! Howie Abrams and Mr. Kaves of ‘Hip-Hop Alphabet’

“We wanted to [represent] the era of hip hop that we grew up in—late ’80s, early ’90s—with graffiti”
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Hey, You’re Cool! Photographer Ricky Powell

“I’m a one-man time capsule”
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Hey, You’re Cool! Unapologetically Brown’s Johanna Toruño

“The intent of my work is to empower communities of color”
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Hey, You’re Cool! DJ Ms. Nix

"I don't program anything anymore—I almost always improvise on the spot"
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Hey, You’re Cool! Detroit Chief Storyteller Aaron Foley

"When you do have a city like Detroit and all the books are written by white authors, what does that say?"
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Hey, You’re Cool! Illustrator Marlon Sassy of Gangster Doodles

"Shia LeBeouf had five or six of my doodles tattooed on his legs"
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AFROPUNK Founders Matthew Morgan and Jocelyn Cooper Bring It Back to BK

"The whole point is, black people are not a monolith"
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Hey, You’re Cool! Sharifa Tonkmor

"When you dance you're telling a story and when you act you're telling a story. It's like the same thing."
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Hey, You’re Cool! Ski Beatz

Enter The Dojo, his production school
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Hey, You’re Cool! Liza Jessie Peterson

The poet and actress taught on Rikers for 18 years