By: Russel Abad Hip-hop is the best-selling music genre worldwide. As an art form that thrives on lyricism over instrumentation, hip-hop is culturally adaptable in even the poorest corners of the world. This makes the genre one of the most powerful platforms for political discourse and activism. While radio rap has many convinced that hip-hop culture is about materialism and misogyny, the […]Read more ›
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By: Emily Kopp “The times they are a changin’.” No, really. The U.S. federal executive branch continues to expand its jurisdiction, a ruthless dictator in the Middle East exerts a systematic daily bloodbath against his own people in a frenzied attempt to maintain power, the ugly practice of racial profiling has resulted in at least one casualty in the last […]Read more ›
By: Khalil Farah “Our greatest enemies are Pershing missiles and Western music” -A. Vellamaa, Russian CP official: Mr. Vellamaa’s remarks were far from hyperbole, and reflected an historical trend of artist-led revolution, a tradition that has been repeated in the past few months in the Arab World. Even Mark Twain might not have realized how literal he was being when […]Read more ›