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Hip-hop culture puts down roots in Cuba

“My guy was stopped,” Sarrias says, nodding sideways to Entenza, who though he hasn't yet said a word is visibly upset at this recollection. “The cop said, “Oh, so you're the guy who thinks he's so bad.' They detained him overnight.”

After a long pause Entenza finally says bitterly: “I was arrested as a counterrevolutionary. I'm not against the system, but I'm trying to talk about what's wrong with this country.”

Havana's hip-hop generation gets on the mike: Anonimo Consejo's Maigel Entenza Jaramillo
Brett Sokol
Havana's hip-hop generation gets on the mike: Anonimo Consejo's Maigel Entenza Jaramillo

There's a much more pressing concern on Entenza's mind right now, though. “Be honest,” he implores. "How do we compare to the rappers in Miami?"

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