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Rebounding after a kidney transplant, rapper P.O.S. shows a different side

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Rebounding after a kidney transplant, rapper P.O.S. shows a different side. Underground hip-hop artist P.O.S. will perform at Williwaw in Anchorage on Friday.

Stefon Alexander has a reputation as a versatile musician and lyricist, tackling social issues and rapping about everything from literary figures to pop culture.

But the artist who goes by the name P.O.S. is turning his gaze inward for his upcoming album, "Chill, dummy," due for release next week.

"It's not a political record, it's a very personal record," he said.

In many ways, the record reflects a rebirth. It's P.O.S.'s first offering since receiving a kidney transplant in March 2014. According to a Time magazine report, P.O.S. was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease as a teenager and was able to find an organ through a donor chain.

"It's coming off being sick and being quarantined from my friends and getting back to life," he said. "It's always difficult to look at yourself, but it wasn't difficult because there was a real sense that I needed to do this. I just kept writing and this is what came out. It wasn't something I consciously did." Continue reading


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