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Rhyme Like A Girl

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RLAG was selected out of hundreds of applications for American Music Abroad’s 2023 Tour Season!!!

Rhyme Like a Girl (RLAG) is a collective of women MCs whose commitment to artistry, community, and global travel grew out of Toni Blackman’s vision to transform Hip Hop and use it to make our world a better place. RLAG is an extension of the Freestyle Union, her Echoing Green Fellowship project, and puts the spotlight on the voices of women and girls. A fellowship with Open Society Institute (OSI) enabled her to develop the concept which has gone through many iterations from being an afterschool program that partnered with Girls Inc to now a collective of women MCs who also happen to be amazing teaching artists who can rock most any crowd. 

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Interested in booking Rhyme Like A Girl for an artist residency, tour, performance or workshop? Send us information - your budget, dates/time-frame, and the nature of the event. 

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FREESTYLE UNION ROOTS

Created by Toni in the 90s, the Freestyle Union Cypher Workshop served as a training ground for dope MC in the Washington, DC area. Freestyle Union involved into a talented collective of performers as Toni carved out a permanent space in DC Hip Hop history.  RLAG continues that tradition. Many of RLAG MCs are highly skilled in both writing and improvisation. 

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