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What happens when a professor from UNC (Pierce Freelon) and a hip hop producer (Apple Juice Kid) grab a laptop, midi controller

a portable mic and some software in a pack back then jump on a plane and travel to nations like  Panama, Senegal and Fiji?

You get the “Beat Making Lab” a permanent recording studio set up for people who have the love of music, but may not have access to

the equipment needed to create.

Apple Juice Kid has produced classic joints for Yasiin Bey(Mos Def), Camp Lo, Mc Lyte and more while Pierce Freelon is currently a Political Science and African American Studies professor at UNC, NC State and NCCU and is also an Emcee for the jazz hip hop band “The Beast”

Watch the first episode in Congo now!

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