Great music is a reflection of the truth, no matter how difficult. It can shed light on harsh realities and give someone a chance to share their story. Take “Keep Running,” a track off of The TVC’s latest EP, for example. It features a man named New York, who’s part of a community of people living on the streets of Skid Row. He lives just outside the studio where The TVC records, and he’s been homeless for nearly ten years. New York has a few things to say about how the homeless are perceived, so when Spencer Riley, producer and vocalist for The TVC, approached him to rap on the track, he wasn’t just giving him a microphone. He was giving him a voice.