Malcolm London

Artist/Activist

Dubbed “the Gil-Scott Heron of this generation” by Cornel West, Malcolm London is an internationally recognized poet, activist, educator and musician. In 2011, Malcolm won the Louder Than a Bomb youth poetry slam in Chicago as an individual and with a group, and played an integral role in a historic youth delegation that traveled to the United Nations Convention Against Torture in Geneva to address police violence in Chicago. In 2013, Malcolm hosted his own TED talk within a series on education alongside John Legend and Bill Gates. His newest album, “OPIA,” was released in October and features Jamila Woods, How to Dress Well, and Vic Mensa. In addition, he runs the largest youth open mic in Chicago alongside Chance the Rapper. Most recently, he was one of three artists profiled in the Billboard documentary piece “Saving Chicago: inside Hip-Hop’s Movement to Make Chicago a Better Place.”

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