This episode features the poetry of Moctezuma Vailahi and the music they’ve chosen to go with their work!
Moctezuma Vailahi is a genderqueer-Mexican-Tongan creative writer, poet, and artist from South Chicago. As a graduate of Emerson College, they seek to spread stories into the world that have not yet been told. By combining their heritage, roots, and everyday experiences, they have formed a collection of poetry aiming to right the wrongs that the hegemony has brought upon their bloodline. Moctezuma seeks to take up and create space for others in a world that seems determined to push them out. Fueled by a passion for storytelling, they are here to be heard.
- Self Control – Frank Ocean
- LIT: Hood Tales Part 4: Crazy Kiki
- Me And You – Brenton Wood
- LIT: Tattoo Tear Drops for Hood Kids Who Can’t Cry
- Hydrocodone – Cuco
- LIT: White Girl
- Sabor A Mi – Lila Downs
- LIT: Part 1: I Wish They Ain’t Never Found Out
- Soledad y el Mar (feat. Los Macorinos) – Natalia Lafourcade, Los Macorinos
- LIT: Creed Part 1 South Chicago: The Bitch is Back
- Crazy, Classic, Life – Janelle Monáe
- Closing track, picked by Joce and PhDJ: Re-Creation – IZIK
release date 5/22/20