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CRASHprez puts Madison in national spotlight

CRASHprez, aka Michael Penn II, is a UW–Madison alum, rapper, activist and writer. 

His words gained national attention when Vice published a piece for "Views of My Own" written by Penn titled "Tony Robinson's Casket and the Brown Child Martyr Syndrome." The heartfelt piece captured the mood of Madison following the shooting death and funeral of Tony Robinson last year. Listen to his powerful album, more perfect., which tackles issues of race with sharp sophistication and style.

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