Interview with Montu Miller, June 1, 2016

Collection: Athens Music Project Oral History Collection

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Montu Miller talks about growing up in a culture of hip hop, his early involvement in the Athens hip hop scene, and while in college founding the group Dreaded Mindz which hosted weekly poetry and rap events in his apartment. Miller discusses the climate and perceptions surrounding hip hop in the early 2000s, the difficulty of finding receptive downtown venues, and Dreaded Mindz' role in growing the local hip hop movement. He mentions some of the group's original members, women's role in the organization, and the support of the Tasty World club as a hip hop venue. Miller discusses the need for a meeting place for different styles of hip hop, the impact of the Athens Hip hop Awards, and the growing incorporation of hip hop includes partnering with musical festivals, schools, and organizations and working behind-the-scenes to grow the Athens hip hop scene.

Date

2016-06-01

Identifier

RBRL379AMP-024

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Duration

52 minutes



Citation

Montu Miller and Jasmine Mokah Johnson, “Interview with Montu Miller, June 1, 2016,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed June 23, 2024, https://georgiaoralhistory.libs.uga.edu/RBRL379AMP/RBRL379AMP-024.

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