I was pumped when the homegirl Anelise asked if I wanted to do a workshop on Hip Hop Organizing Seattle Young People Project's annual Summer Youth Organizing Institute. I'm all about that shit! It was great to connect with some dope young people, and hear their ideas for the uses of culture in creating change. Participants ranged from ages 12-18, from all backgrounds and perspectives. Some of the youth came with decisive concerns and/or background/intent in organizing and working on issues of injustice in their communities, some came with significant experience in Hip Hop as emcees, artist, and producers, and community members in their own right, and some were there because their parents signed them up for something to do during the summer, however all were bright individuals with valuable contributions.