Oliver ‘SydeSho’ Arias is a hip hop performer/educator reigning out of Providence, RI. Engaged in the Hip Hop arts for six years, SydeSho has one solo project, M.U.S.I.C., and a collaborative project with his band, The Funk Underground. Apart from being a hip hop Emcee, SydeSho also specializes in the art of “bboyin’” (break dancing) with his dance troupe, The FloorLords, of Boston, Massachusetts. He also is the performance and programming director of the nonprofit, Pushed Learning and Media, where he and business partner Eric Axelman travel and educate youth on social injustice, racial injustice, and segregation in the United States, using the culture of hip hop to engage in these conversations. SydeSho’s goal is to utilize the culture of hip hop in its purest form to uplift communities and remain relevant to present-day society.