Warren “WAWA” Snipe is a rapper who happens to be deaf. To say he loves music is an understatement. Warren has created a brand of his own: Dip Hop–music through Deaf eyes. In an interview with AI Media, Warren explained more of the “why” behind his music:
“…what I do is expose my Deaf culture positively of what we go through, we can succeed, we can do anything hearing people can do. We just have to work maybe two times, three times, four times, maybe a hundred times harder to become equal or better than our hearing peers. So, dip hop is a really strong thing that I want you guys to be aware of.”
Warren was recently featured in season two of Black Lightning, (he shares his experience here: Black Deaf Actor in Season Two of Black Lightning).
In his music video, “Vendetta,” Warren and his music partner, Dj Nicar, address the topic of bullying:
Karen Putz, Co-Director of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infusion at Hands & Voices interviewed WaWa about his career:
For more information on WaWa and to check out his work: