Rhymes & Reasons presents avery r. young.  


A true poet from the hip-hop generation, avery gives perspective and roots to Rhymes & Reasons with his choice of James Brown “Take Some… Leave Some”, Nina Simone “See-Line Woman”, and Gil Scott-Heron “The Bottle” as songs that matter to him.


Take a listen to avery describing why these songs still matter today:



About Rhymes and Reasons:

Rhymes & Reasons talks to hip-hop heads the globe over about their lives through the lens of songs that matter to them.

These in-depth interviews explore what the person finds meaningful in the music and how the music impacted their life, particularly the social issues that play a role in influencing who the person has become.

Rhymes & Reasons hopes to highlight the beauty in hip-hop as we come to understand the shared nature of our stories.