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Brian 'Dyalekt' Kushner

MC/Rapper, Hip Hop Educator, Playwright, Actor, Artist Entrepreneur

San Francisco

I'm from St Croix, USVI, but have been all up in Brooklyn for a while now. I've been a part of the NYC Indie Hip Hop scene since the early 00’s. I've toured the country and the world as myself, and with bands MINDSpray & Deathrow Tull. I've rapped at weddings, schools, prisons, sides of busses, store windows (whattup Chashama!), and most street corners you've seen.

I should probably give a lil background on the theater part. I moved to the states to be an actor. As a mixed race Caribbean kid, I had trouble figuring out where to find roles that i felt comfortable playing. I started writing for myself and others by turning my music into plays. I was a member of the Public Theater's Emerging Writers Group and I've acted and collaborated in indie shows at all the requisite festivals, played the Green Show at OSF, and had readings at the Ohio Theater. I've rocked a number of theaterings with Subjective, Company Cypher, and the National Black Theater.

Every piece I create ends up having an educational component. It's the 'each one teach one' part of Hip Hop. I'm always looking to build avenues of learning from the moments of clarity that great performances can bring us. I've been piloting my ed programs back home in St. Croix and just finished a tour of Hip Hop & Finance workshops on the West Coast. Oh yeah, I also have a weekly podcast about those on Bondfire Radio.

Upcoming:

How to Tackle Your Debt and Still Have a Life

How to Tackle Your Debt and Still Have a Life

Learn different strategies for handling debt, rebuilding credit, saving, and paying down debt in a way that works for you.

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Tue, 11 April 6:00 - 8:00pm PDT

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Beyond Budgeting: How to Put Together a Financial Plan You’ll Actually Use

Beyond Budgeting: How to Put Together a Financial Plan You’ll Actually Use

Financial planning isn't about spreadsheets, graphs, or charts, it's about getting to the root of what you really value and learning how to use money as a tool!

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How to Tackle Your Debt and Still Have a Life

How to Tackle Your Debt and Still Have a Life

Learn different strategies for handling debt, rebuilding credit, saving, and paying down debt in a way that works for you.

How to Take the Leap from Full Time Job to Full Time Freelance

How to Take the Leap from Full Time Job to Full Time Freelance

About 1 in 3 Americans is currently freelancing or a small business owner. By 2020, they estimate that number will grow to 40%. THAT'S INSANE! AND AMAZING!

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