Mr. Garner

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I'm just the average person from the Hood.

A Black man with medium dark skin, stands in a restaurant in front of a banner. He is speaking into a microphone in his hand. He wears a black durag on his head and a black t-shirt with white lettering "City of Flight AJ23," and a silver necklace. There is a person with a microphone, standing to his left. There are people sitting at tables behind him. There is pink lighting in the room.
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My name is Mr. Garner. I'm just the average person from the Hood. I'm from the westside of Chicago. I always been judge by where I came from the way I act talk and the way that I look. But the thing about me I'm more talented than the average kids from the Hood. I know how to sing, rap, draw. I'm a producer and I write poems from time to time. But my goal is to be successful and all the thing I love to do so I can change the people I'm around and my family and friend's environment so they can have better choices and life.

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