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Artist/Activist R-Mean talks music roots & Armenian genocide. - Hosted by Robert "RobYoung" Walker

In this episode Robert "RobYoung" Walker talks with R-Mean about his start in music as an Armenian hip hop artist. Going through his multiple features including Game, Sebu, Jeremih, Scott Storch, Berner, Dave East, Styles P and more. Recognizing the Armenian holiday Genocide Remembrance Day,

R-Mean also discusses his plight of shining a light on the history of the Armenian genocide which is a foundation for his new song with Sebu in "We Are Still Here."

This interview was recorded before the 2020 Armenian war and sets context for the present. Follow R-Mean Instagram:

R-Mean Bio:

R-Mean (Armin Hariri) was born in LA, but raised in Amsterdam. Known for his explosive freestyles on shows like Sway In The Morning, MTV Rapfix, and the legendary Wake Up Show as well as his collaborations with artists like The Game, Joe Budden, Too Short, Kxng Crooked and King Los this American-Armenian emcee is taking no prisoners while leaving his mark in the hip hop game. Raised by a single mother after his father succombed to an ill-timed death, Hip Hop became his father figure and at 18 he chose to use school as a means for him to move back to LA and pursue his musical career. He went on to not only graduate from college but became a role model in his community when he started the #OpenWounds1915​ movement which helps raise awareness about humanitarian injustices in the world. From rocking the legendary House of Blues Sunset Strip in LA to performing for thousands on Time's Square in NYC, R-Mean never ceases to impress. With a flow reminiscent of Nas & Eminem, a distinctive background, and raw passion and honesty in his music, R-Mean has built loyal following that never fails to show how much his music touches their lives.

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