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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 Festivalin 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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