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Uni-G is Not like the Other Kids

Amanda Giordano


I guess what makes me unique is that no matter how hard it gets, I don't conform to today's sound or look. I fall in the category of the Kendrick's and Cole's, and today's trend are face tats, glorifying death and being an addict. I'm at a huge disadvantage because the majority of what I rap about is the complete opposite of what is popularized. Due to me staying true to myself, it makes it harder to become the next sensation. I'd prefer a strong foundation but it can become tiresome at times, I guess what keeps me going is knowing that I've stopped so many people from committing suicide, I've sent many to rehab all because of my words and that's more meaningful then rapping about today's trends. Plus, Why be like the other kids when the other kids don't even know who they are... I'm proud of who I am...

Kisha Johnson is Not like the other Kids

Amanda Giordano


One can be anyone, but anyone can't be me. That's my power. I'm a one of one. That sounds fancy, right? I'm fancy. I'm funny, I'm creative, I'm ever-learning and always creating. That can be your power too, but only if you want it to be. 

I’m always thinking about ways to uplift while healing myself and my voice became a way to do that. I realized that through my own pain people could resonate and combat the problems that they had. I stepped up and said “I’m not okay,” people were like “Me either girl” and I went from there. There's a lot of stressors for inner-city kids (Basically a lack of everything, throw in some marginalization, oppression and mix in a combination of sexual-mental-physical-emotional abuse for a low functioning human being) and it all happened by design. Through my poetry, I try to educate people on self-love, the history of black people, and finding problems to the solutions we face as underserved communities.


I came up with The Give Back Tour after listening to the Dead Prez “Let’s Get Free” album. It was a way to hold myself accountable. I had learned so much about myself and healing that it would be a disservice not to share it with everyone else. My plan is to go around the States teaching about affirmations, healing rituals, poetry while learning from all the people and things I meet in between. Ultimately, I’ll bring that knowledge right back to my borough and I know that no one can do it alone which is why the goal is always to share as much as I can of myself in order to inspire the revolutionary in us all.

IG: @AHoodrathippie 

Eric from Foreign Figures and the band is Not like the other kids

Amanda Giordano


"how to we dream differently, I think the big dream for us is to create music than can allow others to feel safe enough to express their true authentic selves. and to impower others to chase after their dreams as well. What makes us different? (not like the other kids) no one has my same personality, style, taste of music, voice. but we definately like different genres of music and we as a band blend hip hop, r&b, rock, and we kinda have our own sound." 

Thank you Maralee Nielson

Until we get caught is Not like the other kids

Amanda Giordano


We’re “Until We Get Caught” and we are a 6 piece pop punk band hailing from both Staten Island, NY and Providence, RI. That’s right, half of us live in New York while the other half live in Rhode Island. Right off the bat, you can tell that we aren’t like most bands. Our music style isn’t like most other popular bands as well. 

What makes us unique however is not just our location or our music. But we all come from different walks of life and have experienced all different upbringings. Since this band started in 2014, our goal wasn’t to get signed and become rock stars. It was to send a message to anyone out there that life may not always go the way you want it to, but you should make the most of it and live it to the fullest. We bring this up during every show we play, whether that be local or when we tour across the country. Every song we write has many hours of trial and error behind it, so much heart and soul and each message in these songs are something we hope resonates with the listener. 


Aleks Gershman- Unclean Vocals

Chris Brady- Clean Vocals

Rickie Garcia- Rhythm Guitar/ Vocals 

Chris Petrocchi- Bass Guitar

Nick Rod- Lead Guitar

Tom Reig- Drums


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