Yudo was founded by Eze and Koby, students at William & Mary, who have a passion for Hip-hop, culture, philosophy, and helping others. Yudo is the combination of “Yu,” the 16th hexagram in Taoism, signifying spiritual enthusiasm and “udo,” the Igbo word for peace. Yudo represents connecting culture as a method to catalyze spiritual enthusiasm for peace. Bringing people together in a positive way is an important part of Yudo’s mission. Yudo aims to do this by offering a platform, through interviews and spotlights, to artists in our community. Yudo is passionate about Hip-Hop and wants to engage in the dialogue to move the culture forward. Yudo wants to tap into the potential for positive change that Hip-Hop offers. This does not mean that Yudo shys away from issues within Hip-Hop culture such as drug use, misogyny, and violence but rather that Yudo seeks to present even those aspects accurately and plainly so that we can understand how to move forward. In the future, Yudo plans to align closely with community service organizations to fight challenges facing the urban communities.
Photography by Isabella Ragazzi