For close to 20 years, Corey James Gray (formerly known as Illspokinn) has been at the helm of Freestyle Mondays, a live, interactive, Hip-Hop event series featuring gameshow-styled, impromptu rap battles, backed by an incredible live band. It’s among the best Hip-Hop experiences in the world (and has, in fact, branched out to several countries). Corey explains the history of the event, and how it, and he, has evolved over the years, and through the Coronavirus pandemic, to be able to virtually continue the series, and his own artistic journey.


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