Hakim Rush, a.k.a. Revolution, was raised in West Philadelphia where the potential of many young men is constantly stunted due to bad decisions and lack of proper guidance. Within his own family and surrounding community, Revolution witnessed the destructive effects of drugs, alcohol, crime, and violence. As Revolution grew into a young man he himself experimented with some of these same destructive elements, but by the grace of God did not continue in the way he'd seen so many friends and family follow. Known by neighborhood peers for basketball and rap talent, some do not know that Revolution has received a Bachelors degree from North Philadelphia's Temple University. Revolution would like to end the stereotype which says rappers cannot be educated, or educate others in some way. He would like to inspire others to uplift and encourage through the medium of music, other creative arts, and simply through cultivating relationships. Please keep Revolution in your prayers as he attempts to be an example to men and women alike, as a powerful voice to all who listen to his music.
Q: What's it like growing up in Mpls? Does the city have interesting stories about Prince? A: I only lived in Minneapolis until I was three, but I have fond memories of it. Even now that I live in a suburb of Minneapolis, I still feel like I'm a part of Minneapolis. I think a lot of Minnesotans have "Minneapolis Pride", even if they don't live in Minneapolis. Minneapolis has so many fun things to see and do, and the arts are very important here, with so many theaters and live shows. Prince put us on the map for music. I hear Prince stories everywhere I go in Minnesota. I've met so many people who were associated with Prince, including one of his dancers, and even a former Paisley Park employee working as a cashier at the local grocery store, so I've heard many Prince stories. I wish I could've been a Chanhassen resident when Prince was still alive, because I know that many Chanhassen residents saw him casually riding his bike around