Do you remember the “Golden Age” of hip hop? Alicia Leafgreen from Minneapolis Minnesota does, and she is taking it back to the roots of hip hop, retro style. As an old school influenced hip hop emcee she has gathered followers with her “old school-new style” hip hop, and retro linguistic flow. Her style is reminiscent of the golden days of the hip hop era, influenced by both East and West coast styles. Alicia sounds like an emcee rocketed forward in time from 1992 and tactfully preserved.
During this time, hip-hop saw a large circle of these artists promoting black pride, unity, and self-awareness. In Alicia’s case, her music is sensitive to the inner political struggles of the GLBT community. She uses hip hop as an educational platform to speak and educate about issues and politics, the way an artist of that time period would.