Willie Winklesky, using the moniker Willie Diction, has plied a tight brand of freestyling hip-hop with just about everybody in the Twin Ports scene over the past 10 years. Nonfic, Dubz, C. Silence and Strictly Hammers have all shared a mic with this West End wordsmith. Why? Because Willie Diction is creative, spontaneous and complements a beat instead of hijacking it. The rapper takes chances and pushes it out there, but holds it down like Eminem’s long lost sibling. Last year’s Homegrown performance saw new verse, guest stars, audience call-outs and a panda head behind the board.