303 Magazine Feature
Acuna Black formerly known as Ill Se7en, another longtime MC and advocate for social progress, is an unrelenting force of message and substance. Born Michael Acuña, the underground hip-hop artist is also known as a youth advocate, educator and an activist in the community.
Acuña works to break stereotypes and hold those who are in positions to abuse accountable, serving on civilian oversight committees for the Denver police and sheriff. Receiving President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Award in 2016.
Acuña’s message supersedes his hard-hitting conscious raps and transforms the MC into a spokesman of sorts for those who can’t speak for themselves or can’t articulate the struggle of being black in America as eloquently as he can.