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    Portland rapper Brzowski performs with his group, Vinyl Cape, during Rap Night at Asylum last Wednesday. “We have a really, really healthy scene here, and it’s been active for a long time,” he said.

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    Justin Quattrone, 23, of Biddeford, break dances as fellow Boogie Tunes break dance group members William Antony-Trix, 34, of Portland, left, and Ryan Davis, 23, of Biddeford, wait for their turns on the floor during a hip-hop event at the Asylum in Portland. Carl D. Walsh/Staff Photographer

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    “I think that (the shooting) was just something that happened there,” said Andre Hicks Sr., who raps under the name Dray Senior. “I don’t think it had anything to do with the music or hip-hop.” His son, Andre Hicks Jr., who goes by Dray Junior, also raps, and together they have made music for years.

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    Burton Blackman, 30, of Wiscasset break dances during a Rap Night at Asylum in Portland.

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    William Antony-Trix of Portland break dances as Justin Quattrone of Biddeford, right, and Joshua Wright of Portland wait for their turns on the floor at Asylum. Portland’s Rap Night is a weekly staple, where break dancers, DJs, rappers and many others come together to perform and support one other.

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