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While the hip-hop scene in Chicago has brought bright lights and added focus to the artistry of the city, the pervasive creativity goes far beyond the bars. This week one of the city’s most talented wordsmiths, Harold Green, stepped up with a new visual that goes along with his spoken word piece, “Mountain Top”.

I first caught Green at Soho House back in 2015 when he co-hosted a night of comedy and spoken word that, in the heyday of the west loop private members club served as a melting pot of names and faces that have since gone on to represent the city in a multitude of ways. Here, he demonstrates his pointed understanding and the distinct depths that made every time he graced the stage a welcome one. Hopefully we’ll be seeing more of Green soon. As Andrew Barber of FakeShoreDrive reported, he debuted this poem at the #Re2pect Panel at the Jordan Store on south State St. Check it all out above.

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