Observer-Dispatch Highlights SUNY Poly Alumni, Aspiring Rappers
"...One of those local artists was 23-year-old Malik Johnson, performing under the rap name Leeky XIV, who was on the bill this past summer as part of the weekly concert series held in Utica’s Kopernik Park. The series focuses on presenting a diversity of music, arts and culture for the purpose of building community engagement, enrichment and revitalization...
"...As fate would have it, Program Coordinator Michelle Truett learned about Johnson from the brother of his fellow rapper and frequent collaborator, Eric “Generic” Armitage. Johnson met Armitage at SUNY Polytechnic Institute, where they discovered a mutual interest in writing and producing rap music, and became close friends and collaborators..."
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