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Bringing hip hop to the US Army: Staff Sergeant Nicholas Feemster

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Staff Sergeant Nicholas Feemster (left) with SSG Lamar Riddick, the first two official hip hop vocalists on the US Army Field Band. (photo credit SSG Joshua Buxton/US Army

Today, it’s Midday on the Arts.  A little later, we’ll meet a dancer/choreographer who uses movement to help people heal from trauma caused by violence, and our theater critic, J Wynn Rousuck, will share her review of To Kill a Mockingbird at the Hippodrome Theater.

But we begin with Nicholas Feemster. He’s a rapper. And he’s also a Staff Sergeant in the US Army. And he’s now one of two full time rappers with the US Army Field Band. Last year, he and fellow rapper and Staff Sergeant Lamar Riddick completed basic training and they wrote a track they called "Basic."

Staff Sergeant Nicolas Feemster joins Tom on Zoom from Ft. Meade in Anne Arundel County.

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