Shout out to these dope artists performing in the I.P.A., we appreciate you, representing us. Long Live Hip Hop” - Zakaariyah Hardin

— Founder Of The Hip Hop Foundation



Lindo Yes! (Poet)

Lindo Yes! (Poet)

Lindo Yes is a spoken word artist, creator of Lindo Yes! Clothing line, and an event host who was born and raised in uptown Philadelphia, PA. He is an unapologetically black fusion of theatrical poetics and visual art whose work addresses the constructs of love, masculinity and social injustice. Lindo’s work has led him to opportunities across the east coast from appearing on Def Poetry Jam to featuring at various colleges such as Bucknell University, Haverford College, Drexel University, Lincoln University, and Upenn as well as Venues including Busboys and Poets, Spit Dat, the Drunken Retort, Urban Grind, Apache Cafe and Do You Lyrics Lounge just to name a few. His work has been featured in Philadelphia Weekly, The Waco Theater black history celebration and on the well-known poetry youtube channel, Button Poetry. In the past Lindo Yes has worked as a member of the organizational team for a local Philadelphia open mic, Pecola Breedlove and the Freedom Party, and has served as the lead facilitator and visionary behind the wild seed poetry series. Throughout the years he’s taken his experience as a facilitator and brought it to the classroom. Now serving as a teaching artist for multiple non-profit organizations, Lindo Yes builds curriculum to help youth express themselves through creative writing, visual arts and performing arts centered around social activism and personal development. Lindo also does consulting work for poets and artreprenuers in the Philadelphia area.

Mic Handz (Emcee)

Mic Handz (Emcee)

When most fell victim or became products of their environments, Mic Handz used the streets of Brooklyn as a tool of advancement. Having witnessed life at its most real, seeing friends and family cut down in their prime. After trying his hand at venturing into illicit street dealings Mic Handz found the street was not a satisfying fit. Years spent in the fashion industry as a men’s wear and graphic designer lead him further into the industry of his passion which was music. Mic Handz leveraged his history as an international high fashion and domestic urban model and his positioning and resources from the fashion industry to infiltrate the music business and explore his dream of being a recording artist. Through the years Mic Handz was able to accomplish the following and so much more:

Directed Numerous Music Videos for artist ranging from Sean Price, Tragedy Khadafi and UG to Large Professor, Royal Flush and Cortez, Ricky Bats, and More

Recorded features with Treach, Big Daddy Kane, Sean Price, Jaz-O, Mikey Dee, Ruste Juxx, DV Alias Krhyst, Ma Barker, Grand Daddy IU, Skyzoo, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Big Shug, Sticky Fingaz, The UMCs,Craig G, Tame One, Smooth Da Hustla, Rakim, AB Money, Percee P, Fame, M.O.P. Teflon, Rockness Monsta, Tek, Steele, Tragedy Khadafi, Nature, Royal Flush, Sadat X, Kool G Rap, Cappadonna, Raekwon, Bishop Brigante, Planet Asia, Jeru Da Damaja, Mr, Man, Y-Tee, Lee Majors and many others.


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