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Producer: Robin O'Shaughnessy
Videography, photography: Simon Brubaker, Abby Verbosky
Editing: Simon Brubaker
Music: "Letter to Hip Hop" by DysFunktional Family


Hip Hop in Appalachia

Hil Hackworth and Ryan Schwartzhoff make up the hip-hop group, DysFunktional Family, and have been performing together ever since meeting in Athens High School. Their Athens roots play a big role in their music, as they try to create a unique sound that doesn’t fit into the stereotypes surrounding hip-hop.