I’m extremely privileged to have performed, directed and arranged this music throughout my career. Larry Watson makes music that speaks to everyone. He does so with one simple concept—speaking truth to power! He has followed the lineage of great Black-American artists, thus highlighting the path taken to learn this rich, proud African aesthetic. It is through this study that we begin to understand how Hip-Hop, without the norm of notated music, has developed into an ever-evolving 40-plus-year strong musical and cultural platform. Thus, we continue to channel the “voices of the unheard,” speaking up against injustices through the Black Lives Matter movement and other civil and human rights movements around the world.