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Alphabet Rockers On Empowering Kids With Hip-Hop
GRAMMY-nominated group Alphabet Rockers may be focused on making children's music, but their social justice themed, kid-friendly hip-hop songs are about more than just having fun. Their goal is to educate and empower young people through "music that we'd all like to hear and things that we all need to be listening to."
Kaitlin McGaw, Tommy Shepherd, Jr. and Juan Amador of the Alphabet Rockers stopped by our tent backstage at Lollapalooza to share what it means to them to perform their music at the iconic festival, why they write songs about "tough stuff," and how it's such an important time to empower young people and celebrate diversity by "throwing shine all over this shade."
"What's different about Alphabet Rockers is we are really invested in the human experience," Shepherd explains. "And so, when we talk about children's music, we talk about music that we'd all like to hear and things that we all need to be listening to as adults."