Art Talk Bus Stop with Mic Crenshaw

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Wed, 01/26/2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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About this month's guest... 
Michael Crenshaw is a world class MC and poet who has emerged on the national and international stage. As a teen in the late 80's, Mic was embroiled in the violent streets of Minneapolis, leading groups to physically confront white supremacist gangs that were enforcing their will at local parks and social scenes. After beating back the neo-nazis, the violence remained, both in the streets and from authorities.  Crenshaw decided it was time to escape it all and moved west to Portland, OR.  
In Portland, he quickly became one of the most respected artists in the Northwest.  Beginning in '94, Crenshaw was the front man for the beloved Portland live Hip Hop band, Hungry Mob. In 2001, Crenshaw won The Portland Poetry Slam Championship and went on to finish as a national finalist. 
Mic's community efforts expanded from the local to the global when he founded Global Fam an entertainment company, record label, and lifestyle company in one.His EP’s include Superheros (2014) feat. Dead Prez, Bionic Metal (2014), Hope and Danger (2016) and "EarthBound." His music explores our modern social condition through the lens of ecological responsibility, economoc violence and the sociopathic tendencies of our political landscape.
n 2020 he released It Did Happen Here, an independently produced podcast documenting the fight against racist white skinheads in the 80's and 90's.
itdidhappenherepodcast.com 
Follow Mic's work:
miccrenshaw.com
twitter.com/MicCrenshaw
instagram.com/miccrenshaw
soundcloud.com/mic-crenshaw
 
More links to Mic's music:
Earthbound in the Arctic
Jewels

Commentary on Jewels
Make It Through
Superheroes
OMG
Obvious
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