Austin Rapper SaulPaul Makes Moves-Set to be on SXSW Panel on Hustling & Grinding

Saul Paul is local, Austin based Hip Hop artists who is originally from Houston. He’s a fixture in the Austin rap scene who emerged and turned his life around from being a 4 time felon. He was first arrested by the FBI at for counterfeiting. Since then he’s gone on to turn his life and become a successful independent business man, motivational figure for the community and artist . He is best known for his Accoustic Hip Hop songs… He gives us a preview about what he will be talking about at SXSW when he does our Southern Shift Panel called ‘How to Grind , Hustle and Make it During the Recession’
In this video, SaulPaul, 2010 SXSW panelist talks about his new book Dreaming in 3D and how he took a bad situation (4 time felon) and turned it around within Hip Hop. He talks about how he had a boss who used to disrespect him and ride him all the time. That same boss upon learning he had plans to go back to school gave him some unintended advice..His boss told him to get paid for doing what you love.. Saul Paul decided he would turn a bad situation into something good, took the advice and hasn’t looked back.

17 year old Cipher Emcees speak on Absentee Parents, Drug Abuse and a Crumbling Healthcare System

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Who said young people are apathetic and apolitical? perhaps they need to visit Austin , Texas and speak to these two brothers. We¬†caught up with¬†Bluejay and Battle , two 17 year old members of the Austin rap group The Cipher. They talked to us about challenges they face everyday dealing with absentee parents, the lure of drugs and a crumbling healthcare system that needs to be overhauled. Battle talks about how his mother is sick and can’t get the help she needs leaving him to dfend for himself and her.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VL8Z_2A37GQ

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