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MC Tugun Cannon embodies a rare trait in hip-hop—he is a street artist that is politically and socially aware. That outlook is even embodied in his name Tugun, which means he shoots knowledge and game.
Having started rapping at a very young age, the first rhyme Tugun ever spit a rhyme it was ironically written by his grandmother. The pro-rap verse (which he still remembers to this day) was the first step into the world of entertainment for Tugun. Working with his grandmother and her production company—1+1 Productions—at the age of 7, Tugun also got the opportunity to share his talents in the theatre. He joined his grandmother and mom as an actor in Shakespearean plays, as well as in Lorraine Hansberry’s production of A Raisin in the Sun.
Although Tugun was exposed to the arts at a very young age it could not keep him from eventually getting caught up in the street life. As fate would have it, he ended up getting sentenced to 16 months in a juvenile detention center outside of Philadelphia, PA. What could have been a setback ended up changing Tugun’s life forever. “They take that rapping shit seriously out there and me being around that refueled my interest in rapping,” says Tugun. He had finally embraced music as the proper creative outlet to express himse...
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