Wednesday, July 25th, 2012
Here’s a video a group of hip-hop artists in Ft. Wayne, Indiana put together to show pride in their city. When Atlantic Cities linked this they talked about cheesy lyrics, so perhaps I had low expectations, but I thought it was pretty good – certainly for a small city grass roots effort. Full screen recommended. Enjoy. If the video doesn’t display, click here.
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