Spoken Word Artist Describes Brother’s Struggle


By Philip Ashby | February 9, 2016

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While enrolled in the UW Madison’s First Wave Hip Hop arts program, Steven Rodriguez created a poem inspired by his younger brother, “Little Man”.  Rodriguez speaks to his brother’s struggles with discrimination, growing up as a Mexican-American young man.   He also tries to infuse his brother with a sense of hope that the future has “gotta be something better.”  In this animated story, motion graphics designer Philip Ashby brings Rodriguez’s words visually to life.

Philip Ashby

Philip Ashby is an animator for the “Wisconsin Life” project who enjoys road tripping on the classic Wisconsin highways with no destination.
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