August 4, 2007 | 12:00 a.m. CDT
Nick Rodriguez (left) and Marcus Miller (center)and Alex Ross (right) prepare to perform for other teens at a Teen Speak event held at the Columbia Public Library on June 27,2007. Miller produces and mixes "beats" and Rodriguez raps and sings. Rodriguez and Ross also breakdanced for the audience.

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