“Pitch & Flow” was held recently and it is proving to be more than another rap competition.

MC Lyte & DJ D-Nice hosted this “socially conscious” event. According to Essence, “Pitch & Flow” is said to have brought out Entrepreneurs and Artists from all over. Further, it was held in Washington, D.C. For a moment, the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts highlighted eight Lyricists and eight Entrepreneurs all in agreement with “the UN Sustainable Development Goals to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030”.

Pitch and Flow brought together social entrepreneurs and socially conscious emcees to compete for a grand prize through the art of compelling storytelling and music… I am excited to have hosted this groundbreaking venture at the Kennedy Center and I am grateful to have been a part of this amazing production as we presented some amazing artists to the marketplace.”

-MC Lyte via Essence

The winners of the competition plan to fight Africa’s electricity issues. More specifically, Professor Lyrical and Samir Ibrahim intend to bring “solar-powered irrigation systems to farmers in East Africa”. Though, it has been stated that solar energy may not be the best solution to the matter.

Regardless, this “Pitch & Flow” competition was a conversation and think tank for social issues affecting many across the globe. Indeed, a positive direction for the culture.