|published in Focus on the Coast, June 2013|
|Poet, actor and playwright Shaun Mitchell has been a fixture of the Wilmington arts circuit for twenty-two years. Often the first (and sometimes the last) on the dance-floor, Mitchell's a hard man to miss, often acting in his own plays.|
I was a teenager when hip-hop started and it wasn't about rap. Before hip-hop, you'd go to a party and everybody danced, then the record stopped, and you have to put another one on. Hip-hop originally meant two turn-tables so the music never stopped. I never wanted to write rhymes about gangsta stuff; I wanted to write about what's relevant, like the Breast Cancer rap or about children eating good food - socially conscious subjects.