Zachery Cooper is a third-year creative writing student at Vancouver Island University. He is the current Arts and Entertainment Editor for The Nav. His work has appeared in Portal, The Nav, and Incline.
Nanaimo hip-hop has grown over the years. What began as a few kids rhyming over instrumentals has transcended into a close-knit community, artists like Sirreal, Jinx TK, Konfidential, and many others elevating hip-hop in the harbour city by…