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The Colored Girl Hustle rap about positivity and empowerment. (Photo courtesy of coloredgirlhustlebandcamp.com)

The Colored Girl Hustle rap about positivity and empowerment. (Photo courtesy of coloredgirlhustlebandcamp.com)

By Ryan Fitzgerald – Opinion Editor

Taja Lindley and Jessica Valoris, of rap group Colored Girls Hustle, energized a crowd of Lasell students and faculty last month. The two are a sister rap-duo that preach hustling for your own passion, self-esteem, and creativity.

The loud and proud sisters ran on to stage ready to rock the auditorium opening with their version of rapper Rick Ross’s song, “Hustlin’.” Lindley and Valoris jumped and danced around the platform, electrifying the full auditorium that came to watch the performance. Unlike the original song, the purpose of this group’s rendition was to express to students to hustle for positive goals and be passionate for all things in life.

“It was a lively and energetic performance,” said sophomore Kelsey Desjardins. “I enjoyed how they were really passionate about what they were doing and it had a positive effect on their show.”

Throughout their performance, the duo would disappear from the stage to show inspirational videos in hopes of expressing their message of good self esteem in an unique way. By the end of their hour-long performance, the audience was enthused and inspired. The two women were fun and interactive, even running down the aisles to dance with students during one of their songs.

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