Spoken word emcee Ise Lyfe gives the viewer a visitorÕs pass to the streets of Oakland, California. From street to studio Ise Lyfe tells of the difficulty, and artistic fuel born from living in a violent urban condition. Ise Lyfe takes evident pride in lyrics and poetry that are not really mainstream but targeted at maintaining the classic mission of clever and informed word play. What is the voice of the young black man in America today? Have the sometime stereotypical images and lifestyles associated with hip hop altered the true potential of Ise Lyfe’s chosen form of personal expression?