Maurice “Soulfighter” Taylor a Poetic and cultural force in long term recovery first performed at Williams College at the age of 16. At 20 when his recovery journey began the recording industry had filled rap music with so much
negativity that he began doing spoken word as an outlet for his pain and share deep thought with others while rapping.
Maurice went on to be on the Hartford 2000 Poetry Slam team, create a network called Community Against Hate to educate rap artists about social political issues and in 2010 create an alcohol and drug free event called Poetic Recovery which launched in Northampton, Ma to give conscious artists a platform to be heard.
Maurice was tapped by Hip Hop Congress to be the NOrth East Regional Director in 2010 citing his efforts of grassroots cultural activism and his role in creating a music school in Tanzania working with cultural movement Anngasarian with Yunus Rafiq and Pape Pouye the manager of Senegalese Hip
hop group Gokh-Bi System. In which Maurice has worth With to send tons of supplies to Senegal to help fight Malaria. Maurice “Soulfighter” Taylor can also be seen appearing as a Dj in the Video Rap Tassu creates by Gokh-Bi System to generate funding to fight malaria. Rap Tassu has been seen on VH1, MTV, National Geographic, and more.
The grassroots cultural work and performing of Soulfighter has lead to Poetic Recovery being accepted by Hop Hop Congress and Zulu Nation on a National level.
Maurice Taylor performance has been used to bring attention to issues of domestic violence, poverty, racism, addiction, abuse in foster care, cultural appropriation. Most of all his performance speaks of courage, perseverance, networking and hope that leads to change.
This is an artists you want to see and Embrace.