Angelo is a weathered lyricist. At first he is intimidating with his hulking stature and evident power. But if you stay with him long enough to really see him, you discover a spirit of joy layered down in the crevices of his life. Angelo has a complex family life that he navigates with the insights he gains through his written songs and spoken word poetry. Angelo’s rhythmic words, spun with a capella melodies, weave a circle of hope around him and his audience, right there on the sidewalks of ‘crack alley.’ He has been writing for a long time now, and he is even working towards recording an album. I loved the fact that Angelo has dreams and an obvious gift to give the world, made all the more powerful from his platform on the streets.