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Marcey Yates on Hip-Hop, Culxr House and the Relationship Between Art and Advocacy

Marcey Yates is a Black man with a dark beard. In this photo, he's wearing a baseball cap, white hoodie and tan pants. He's posing in front of The Laugh Factory in San Diego.
Marcey Yates is a recording artist, music producer, sound engineer, and the founder of Culxr House, a creative art and community space where artists and entrepreneurs can grow and create opportunities.
Marcey Yates

Marcey Yates is a hip-hop artist and community advocate who was born and raised in North Omaha. On today's show, Yates is in conversation with Michael Griffin about the role of culture in establishing a relationship between art and advocacy and his artistic process.

Yates is also the founder of Culxr House, an organization in North Omaha providing community space for musical entrepreneurs while lessening social and economic disparities.

Song credits: Marcey Yates, XOBOI, Mars Black - "Ghost Down District" from album "Culxr House: Freedom Summer," Saddle Creek Records, released July 30, 2021

Courtney is back in her hometown after graduating from the University of Kansas in 2019 with degrees in journalism and film. While at KU, she was the arts and culture editor of the University Daily Kansan and had a summer internship at KCUR, Kansas City's NPR member station. She has three pet rats and has seen almost every Audrey Hepburn movie.
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