Louisville's own teen rap group The Real Young Prodigys' (TRYP) are known for creating music that brings on both conversation, controversy and overall change.
TRYP's style of music delivers relative messages that impact our world today. It's the "land that was stolen and home of the caged," the group focus on topics ranging from poverty, hair discrimination and injustice within the black community.
In 2021, their single "CROWN" influence the passing of the CROWN Act Ordinance in Louisville, Kentucky. A policy that changes ways of how one should not be discriminated against because of their hair within any work or school environment.
With their new single "Ridin' Around With the Green (RAWTG)" focuses on the issues of mass incarceration and criminalization of marijuana within our community.
The song is available now on Soundcloud and other music platforms.
'RAWTG' film releases on October 20, 2022.
The film is shot in Atlanta, GA directed by Nolan Hubers-Rhoades, with footage from the state of Georgia's first licensed black-owned hemp farm The Green Toad. Organizer Nyree Clayton-Taylor mentions during a viral sneak peak of the film how much, "the kids must always lead with data."
The Cannabis industry in the U.S. reached a record high of $25 billion revenue in 2021. Cannabis is one of the fastest growing industries for both medical and adult use. (Vox, 2022)
Members of TRYP research the percentage of black owned cannabis businesses and were able to learn more about hemp and cannabis products while attending an Atlanta Hemp festival.
Check out the new video here.
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