Mazi Mutafa is the founding Executive Director of Words Beats & Life, a hip-hop non-profit founded in 2002 in Washington D.C. Mr. Mutafa is the host of a weekly hip-hop show called Live @ 5 on WPFW 89.3 FM every Wednesday featuring performances and interviews with MC's, Poets, DJ's, Producers, and vocalists. Mr. Mutafa received his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Maryland in African American Studies and " became a Brother of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Incorporated.". He has been a guest lecturer at the University of Maryland, American University, Georgetown University, and George Washington University. In 2019 he was an adjunct professor at American University co-teaching a course about international hip-hop, called "Whose Hip-Hop Is It?" In 2019 he contributed a chapter to the Handbook of Research on Black Males, published by Michigan State University Press. An interview with Mazi is also being published in "The Hip-Hop Mindset: A Professional Practice" on Rutledge Press.

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