A.D. Skolar is a Bronx-born emcee. For decades, A.D.’s backdrop was the ever-changing hip-hop scene. To this day, his work pays homage to the early emcees who used their voices to spark awareness and change. Notwithstanding the many challenges of life as a black, first-generation, immigrant man, he was afforded the opportunity to witness–and be a part of–the wide spectrum that exists in social class and wealth in New York. From The Bronx to Brown and from Goldman Sachs to United Way, his life and choices have created a broadened perspective that doesn’t quite fit into a simple mold.