YACKEZ is Brooklyn-based arty rap group/multimedia collaboration of Larissa and Jon Velez-Jackson, aka Twitta and Papi Jon. Their performances include KING TUT’s WAH WAH Hut, Whitney Museum, New York, NY (2015); HOUSES w/o MASTERS, Danspace Project, New York, NY (2015); and Dixon Place HOT! Festival, New York, NY (2015). They were artists-in-residence at El Museo Del Barrio, New York, NY (2014). YACKEZ’s latest large scale work premieres at New York Live Arts, March 2017. Larissa Velez­-Jackson received a B.F.A. from the University of the Arts and Jon Velez­Jackson received a B.A. from New York University.

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