Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Cory 'Coco Brother' Condrey
If Cory "Coco Brother" Condrey had his way, there would be no need for bleeps in hip-hop music. Condrey is no average hip-hop radio personality. This 29-year-old is changing the landscape of hip-hop to promote a positive, productive lifestyle.
Condrey founded of the Spirit of Hip Hop, a national group that fuses spirituality with hip-hop for 10 million radio listeners in 15 markets. He's come a long way from being homeless 10 years ago. Condrey now has a wildly popular national radio show, a following and a calling.
Condrey's message is simple: Respect yourself, others and music. Through community events such as Stand 2007, which hopes to bring 1 million people in the hip-hop community together in Atlanta, Georgia, Condrey is spreading the message. The only bleep that's acceptable for him in the hip-hop world is for young people to give one.
Update: Watch the CNN.com Live interview
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