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Hip Hop Duo Mother Nature A Positive Force For Change

Kelsey Greene
Klevah & T.R.U.T.H of Mother Nature

The Pygmalion Festival in Champaign brings together artists, musicians and intellectuals from across the country. It wraps up this weekend. Last year, it helped bring together two local rappers - and resulted in their collaboration.

In the past year Mother Nature took the Champaign scene by storm and were an integral part of the local Black Lives Matter chapter - they have recently moved to Chicago. The hip hop duo released a self-titled album this spring - and they perform again at this year's Pygmalion fest - you can catch them Friday night.

We spoke with T.R.U.T.H & Klevah Knox right after their move to Chicago about #blackgirlmagic, activism, and what they believe to be real roots of hip hop: seeds for positive growth and change. Tune in: 

You can get a copy of and preview the self-titled Mother Nature record here. Check out a video put together featuring a performance in Chicago: 

Rachel Otwell of the Illinois Times is a former NPR Illinois reporter.
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