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Beyond the Valley: About That Ayoinmotion Guy You Heard Yesterday…

One of my favorite artists from The Quinn Spinn‘s previous run is New York-based hip hop artist Ayoinmotion. You may recognize that name, because you heard his song, “She’s Leaving” on yesterday’s episode.

I had the privilege of catching Ayo’s live show a couple years ago at Webster Hall, where he opened for Talib Kweli during the NY Loves J.Dilla Tribute Show. The man and his band can straight-up perform. They are among the most talented, engaging artists I’ve ever had the privilege of seeing live.

Ayo is also very globally-conscious. A native of Lagos, Nigeria, he also spent time Flint, Michigan before arriving to New York. In response to Flint’s recent water crisis, Ayoinmotion performed a benefit show a couple weeks ago, raising more than $500 for the children of Flint.

Below is a visual recap from Ayoinmotion’s Facebook page, which goes to show that indie artists can make a positive difference on the world they know.

The Quinn Spinn: Feb. 29, 2016

It’s Leap Day, and an extra day means extra music! Enjoy tunes from Quinn Spinn artists old and new, and make the most of your extra day of 2016!

Track listing:
REVEL 9 – All I’ve Become (Opening theme)
REVEL 9 – The Good Fight
JingerKroa – Freedom
Second Player Score – Falling Forever
Julius – Sitting on a Ledge
AVYLON – Don’t Look Back
The Mink Stoles – Under the Sea
The Cassini Projekt – Neurotic Insomniac
Wind Cries Mary – The Journal
Brynn Stanley – Black and White
Ayoinmotion – She’s Leaving
Rod McCoy ft. Frank P – La$t Day