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Oakland Artist Jwalt Raps About Personal Growth In 2.2.2

Oakland hip-hop artist Jwalt
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Oakland hip-hop artist Jwalt

The last time Oakland hip-hop artist Jwalt appeared on our show, he was heading off college, during the first year of the pandemic. The college sophomore is splitting his time between studying at New York University’s Clive Davis Institute and making music. His latest EP is called 2.2.2. The cover was recently displayed on a billboard in New York’s Times Square. And like his other projects, he gets personal.

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Jeneé Darden is an award-winning journalist, author, public speaker and proud Oakland native. She is the executive producer and host of the weekly arts segment Sights & Sounds as well as the series Sights + Sounds Magazine. Jeneé also covers East Oakland for KALW. Jeneé has reported for NPR, Marketplace, KQED, KPCC, The Los Angeles Times, Ebony magazine, Refinery29 and other outlets. In 2005, she reported on the London transit bombings for Time magazine. Prior to coming to KALW, she hosted the podcast Mental Health and Wellness Radio.