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a dGREEN rian IRON MAN Written By: Rachelle Gray Photography : Rachelle Gray W HEN ADRIAN GREEN STEPS UP TO THE MIC AND INTONES, “THIS ONE IS FOR THE ANCESTORS…” THE ENERGY IN THE ROOM AMPLIFIES. After the melodious stroke of the musical intro a barrage of lyrics burst forth to fill the space. Most of us have been there, either in small cafes, spoken word events, big stages or TV screens. We know what it’s like to be in the presence of this wordsmith. Adrian Green is a household name. A three-time winner of the Barbadian Slam Poetry Competition, two-time winner of the Emancipation Roots Experience Show, two-time Gold Award Winner at the National Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA), and a recipient of the Prime Ministers Award in the performing arts, he is that artist that even your parents know. More so, one they recognize and respect. A modern day griot with stories wrapped up in a dub poetry lyrical bop that’s infectious to the psyche. Adrian and I meet up for his interview at the vegan rastaurant and culture center, Nia First World Minds, a humble space s