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Jamal McMillar, left, and Phonte Jones, known as Young Lion, sit on a table inside the courtyard at J.H Rose High School Monday, Aug. 23, 2010.
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Jamal McMillar, left, and Phonte Jones, known as Young Lion, sit on a table inside the courtyard at J.H Rose High School Monday, Aug. 23, 2010.

Young rappers emerge from the courtyard

By Kristin Day

The Daily Reflector

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If you head into the cafeteria or to the courtyard at J.H. Rose High School around lunchtime, you're likely to find yourself in the midst of a beat battle.

That's where local up-and-comers Young Lion and Y.L.S. Crew got their start as public performers. In fact, the future of local hip-hop most often begins in the hallways and grounds of local high schools.


The members of Y.L.S., for example, (K-Check, Drizzle, Butter and Detonator) met through these freestyling moments three years ago, but didn't think they'd form a group at the time.

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