Veterans for Peace Foum host interviews Mic Crenshaw. Born on the south side of Chicago, and raised in both Chicago and Minneapolis, Mic is a world class MC and poet now emerging on the national - and international stage. After significant music and social work in Minneapolis Mic moved to Portland where he quickly became one of the most respected artists in the Northwest. In 2001, Crenshaw won The Portland Poetry Slam Championship and went on to finish as a national finalist. In the coming years he became the driving force for some of most popular hip hop artists in the region, including Hungry Mob, Suckapunch and Cleveland Steamers, releasing numerous albums. Crenshaw's music is a testament to his experiences as an individual in this world attempting to help others. "Thinking Out Loud" established Mic as an artist who uses his craft to confront International social and political issues head-on, making his album one of the most intriguing and important releases of 2009. Crenshaw's latest album "Under the Sun" was released in 2010. Mic has a number of new singles and records ready to release in 2013.