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Hip Hop Pioneer from Perth  & member of Downsyde

“There is a real therapeutic value to lyric writing and beat work is a proven therapy,” he said. “Studies have shown that the repetition of beat works with trauma therapy, along with the low bass tones of hip hop. “One key thing is prevention and taking a three- pronged approach. “Prevention, rehabilitation and release/re-integration, so they don’t fall into recidivism. “People think just about the crime committed; there is always a bigger picture and a lot has to do with childhood trauma. “Then these (human) time bombs are created. “In the sober light of day, these guys want to do the right thing and they are very, very remorseful. “The program helps break down the walls they normally face and gives them common ground. “And it’s about having fun.”