Jus Rhyme was born and raised in Minnesota and currently resides in Los Angeles, California. Jus holds a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California in American Studies & Ethnicity, and publishes and teaches in the areas of justice, race, and sound.
Jus has coordinated 30+ community events for racial and economic justice around the U.S., and is responsible for helping raise over $20,000 for youth programming and community development. Since 2003, Jus has also worked as a hip-hop activist facilitating anti-racist, hip-hop workshops and performances around the U.S. for the hip-hop group AR-15.
Jus holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Ethnic Studies from the University of Minnesota, a Masters and Ph.D. in American Studies & Ethnicity from the University of Southern California, and is a graduate of AmeriCorps*National Civilian Community Corps, the People’s Institute “Undoing Racism” workshop, and the Challenging White Supremacy “Workshop as a Lab”. His favorite hip-hop group is dead prez.
Raw Potential aka grew up in Washington State and now lives in the Bay Area, California. A student of hip-hop, Raw is a championship performance poet, and has represented strongly at four of the biggest hip-hop battles in the Bay Area.
He has co-facilitated the “Whites in Hip-hop: Roles and Responsibilities” Community Forum in Minneapolis, MN; and most recently, Wysling has worked as producer for AR-15, conducting anti-racist, hip-hop workshops and performances nationwide.
Raw has also devoted two years to national service in Americorps*National Civilian Community Corps, assisting various grassroots and non-profit initiatives. He has a Marketing Certificate from San Francisco State University, and has completed “An Introduction to Grassroots Anti-Racist Organizing” with the Challenging White Supremacy workshop and Californians for Justice. His favorite emcee is KRS-One.