© 2014 Josh Birnbaum



Kings of Peoria
Hip Hop in Central Illinois

Hip hop culture is largely underground in the mid-size, central Illinois town of Peoria, but it is a very big part of life for many of the city's residents. One group, Killa Koumity, has been working out of their producer's basement to record an album and try to break through to the mainstream. Although they are working under these conditions and they have families to look after, they have hopes of becoming rap stars. This story is the manifestation of the American dream in Peoria's hidden hip hop community.

See more about Killa Koumity at the Kings of Peoria website.

 
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