The Teen Appeal

Giving truth to Memphis youth

Memphian continues to make “mad beats”

By Desmond Catron & Savanna Hulbert (K.I.P.P) The artist known as IMAKEMADBEATS grew up in the Orange Mound neighborhood of Memphis and is now regarded as one of the city’s … Continue reading

December 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Sacrifice is the key to success

By Desmond Catron (K.I.P.P) When I approached my school one Friday a few weeks back, the first thing I saw was a huge police SWAT car sitting in front of … Continue reading

December 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

One young Memphian wants to be the new King

By Savanna Hulbert (K.I.P.P.) Lately, I’ve been following upcoming Memphis musicians King Mayanara and Rue|Blue, who have a bond of being family, as well as artists. Compared to other artists … Continue reading

May 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

New artist SpaceGhostPurrp hitting the right notes

By Desmond Catron (K.I.P.P.) If you acquaint yourself with Markese Rolle, better known under the alias of SpaceGhostPurrp, you’ll know that he isn’t your average rapper. He is the founder … Continue reading

April 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Popular Parkour hits Memphis parks

By Desmond Catron (K.I.P.P.) If you ask most teens around Memphis, “What’s parkour?” many will tell you that it’s a new sport that is different from most. The earliest forms … Continue reading

April 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Zoo and Park Patrons Battle over Greensward

By Desmond Catron (K.I.P.P.) On Tuesdays the Memphis Zoo has free admission, which should mean fun, but crowded conditions during the coming summer months. For decades, the Zoo’s solution to … Continue reading

April 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Teen TED talks

By Desmond Catron (K.I.P.P.) Technology, Entertainment, Design (TED) Conferences are annual conferences that include well-known speakers (such as David Blaine and Bono) who present research lectures, technology demonstrations, art performances … Continue reading

March 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Coldest Winter Ever by Sister Soulja

By Desmond Catron (K.I.P.P.) Winter Santiaga, named because she was born in a snowstorm, is a young black woman living a lavish life of luxury due to the fact that … Continue reading

February 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

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