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Getting Out of the ‘Game’ & Finding Your Voice

via: New York Daily News

Until recently, self-expression was never Miguel (Miky) Solano’s strong point.

In fact, for much of his two decades, the only thing the Brooklyn native (who bears a striking resemblance to the rapper Big Pun) was good at was getting in trouble.

To be fair, growing up in a hard-scrabble part of Gowanus, trouble was easy to find.

Then Solano grabbed a microphone in an Art Start recording studio and suddenly he was Miky, a master freestyle artist who could put into verse the day-to-day challenges of a young man struggling to rise from the streets of Brooklyn.

Read the rest: Art Start program helped Miky Solano leave behind life of crime, find voice via music and rapping

Bonus Your Face Off

Miky Solano shows us his skills

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