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The Miami Times – He’s Motivated to leadNovember 30, 2017
The hip hop beat fills the small room and the poetic rhyme scheme flows effortlessly from the performers as they lay down lyrics accompanying the instrumental track on their newest project. At first listen, one may think they have just stepped into a professional recording facility.
However, this make-shift studio is not sound proof, it does not have all the bells and whistles of a major recording studio. It’s just a computer with a sound recording program, a mic and the dreams of the talented men sitting in a room tucked away in the NCL campus of Camillus House.
This is Motivational Edge, one of the therapeutic communities introduced at Camillus House last year in partnership with the volunteer organization of the same name, to create a platform for clients in the jail diversion and substance abuse programs to express their thoughts and feelings through music and poetry … and the chance to record it.
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