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Teller Bank$ “The I & I” Review and Interview

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Teller Banks I & I Iowa

The album opener to The I & I by Teller Bank$ finds the Des Moines-based rapper reflecting on the practical value of processing his trauma through his art. In “Friends,” he comments on the market forces which encourage work that perpetuates negative stereotypes: “I had to swing my sword before I use my pen / I had to use my pain to go and make me a profit / ‘til we get our reparations that’s the least they can offer.” [Continue reading the article on the Little Village website.]

[This article was originally published in the September 2022 issue of Little Village (issue 310).]