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MP3 Bryonn Bain - Don't Be Scared: The Mixtape Inspired by the Motion Picture Pig Hunt

Invokes the fearless spirit of freedom through soulful, sonic masala mixing hip hop and spoken word, blues and rock, and drum-n-bass into classic next generation music.

13 MP3 Songs in this album (51:49) !
Related styles: HIP-HOP/RAP: Hip Hop, SPOKEN WORD: With Music

BRYONN BAIN is Brooklyn''s own prison activist, spoken word poet, hip hop artist, ac-tor, author and educator. Described by Cornel West as an artist who "…speaks his truth with a power we desperately need to hear," Bain hosts BET-J''s award-winning talk show My Two Cents airing weekly in 28 million homes worldwide. Bain''s interviews include guests such as LL Cool J, Snoop Dogg, Damon Dash, DJ Egypt, Malik Yoba, Jim Jones, Malik Zulu Shabazz, Ciara, Omali Yeshitela and Kevin Mohammed and Ben Chavis. In 2009, Bryonn has been invited to serve as the first Poet Laureate and Artist-in-Residence of the NAACP in the pioneering civil rights organization''s 100th year.

Wrongfully imprisoned during his second year at Harvard Law, Bryonn sued the NYPD, was interviewed by Mike Wallace on "60 Minutes," and wrote the Village Voice cover story -"Walking While Black" - which drew the largest response in the history of the na-tion''s most widely-read progressive newspaper. His new book, The Ugly Side of Beauti-ful: Rethinking Race and Prisons in America, will be published later this year. A star of the Off Broadway hip hop theater production "Auction Block to Hip Hop," Bain plays a Nat Turner-inspired cult leader in the thriller "Pig Hunt" and appears on the soundtrack and forthcoming album of rock legend Les Claypool of Primus. Directed by Academy Award winner Jim Isaac ("The Fly," "Return of the Jedi"), the film is slated for release in 2009.

A Nuyorican Grand Slam Poetry Champion, Bain ranked #1 in the nation during the In-ternational Poetry Slam in 2000 and has taught courses at Brooklyn College, New York University, The New School and Columbia University in areas ranging from Hip Hop and Spoken Word to critical perspectives on the prison industrial complex. Named resi-dent artist for the National Urban Alliance for Effective Education in 2006, Bryonn founded the Lyrical Minded project -- which brings hip hop, theater and spoken word to high schools in New York and California. Bain''s grassroots organization, Blackout Arts Collective, which developed the annual Lyrics on Lockdown Tour, has reached prisons in 25 states, and spawned a series of university courses using the arts to teach critical liter-acy in correctional facilities.

Bryonn has lectured and performed at over 100 colleges and correctional facilities in the U.S., Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe. His one-man show -- LYRICS FROM LOCKDOWN: We Are & So I Am -- tells the story of his wrongful incarceration through hip hop and calypso music, spoken word poetry and theater, lyrics and letters exchanged with a fellow poet and friend sentenced to Death Row at 17 years old. Developed in prisons, public schools, community venues and universities nationwide, Bain''s show has already received extraordinary reviews.

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