Detroit Collective Awkward Theory Has ‘No Vacancies” For Negativity

Awkward Theory, a youth alternative hip hop collective emerging out of Southwest Detroit, has a great message for their peers in No Vacancy, the last song on their, self-titled, debut album.

The video is a reflection of what young people face day to day; violence, sex, drugs and ravage materialism. All of which become the backdrop for the video and juxtapose the songs positive message of having no vacancy for negativity with the complex reality its up against.

The group explains, the No Vacancy movement is a way for young people to stand together in solidarity against the things they often dont feel strong enough to stand up against on their own. In this movement there is someone, somewhere, standing for the same things as you; more important, standing up with you; and maybe more importantly, standing up for themselves just like you. It is a silent declaration: dont try to persuade me, dissuade me, distract me, and if you doubt methen keep it to yourselfIve got NO VACANCY.

Members Gabriel Duran (lead guitarist/singer) and rappers DeMacio and Supreme Flows aim to capture the heart and soul of a young person growing up in a forgotten community subjected to a revitalization that would rather marginalize and replace them rather than stabilize and uplift them, such as whats happening in their hometown of Detroit and other metropolises.

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