Billy Dean Thomas and RAYEL

Billy Dean Thomas and RAYEL

In separate sets, Billy Dean Thomas and RAYEL perform from outside the exhibition “Writing the Future: Basquiat and the Hip-Hop Generation,” part of the Sound Bites: Nancy Lee Clark Concert Series. Hear from the artists throughout their performances as they speak with WBUR’s Arielle Gray, sharing insights into their music and discussing their connection to hip-hop’s transformative power across generations.

Billy Dean Thomas has taken the music industry by storm with their polyrhythmic flows and lyrics promoting intersectional feminism and social justice. They have been featured on NPR’s Artists to Watch and their debut EP, To the World, was nominated for four Boston Music Awards.

Boston-based singer, MC, and songwriter, RAYEL brings a soulful twist to hip-hop with soaring vocals, impressive bars, and empowering lyrics.

Runtime: 62 minutes
Available for rent through the run of “Writing the Future: Basquiat and the Hip-Hop Generation.”
Three-day rental starts with first viewing of video.
The video may be watched up to three days after the exhibition's closing date.

Billy Dean Thomas and RAYEL

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  • Billy Dean Thomas and RAYEL

    In separate sets, Billy Dean Thomas and RAYEL perform from outside the exhibition “Writing the Future: Basquiat and the Hip-Hop Generation,” part of the Sound Bites: Nancy Lee Clark Concert Series. Hear from the artists throughout their performances as they speak with WBUR’s Arielle Gray, sharing...