Post Tagged with: "Music"

on February 19, 2014 at 6:01 PM / in Arts & Culture

OPINION: The Brown Paper Bag Test of Oppression: A Look at Bizzle’s Response to Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ “Same Love”

By: Darrian Stacy What happens when you cross a pop-like rapper and a Christian rapper on the fringe of their genre with opposing views? A hip-hop beef is born of course, but not over the things we’ve come to expect out of a proper rap feud, like conflicts that typically arise from a subliminal diss in a track or neglecting […]

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on September 23, 2013 at 9:54 PM / in Arts & Culture, National

Hip-Hop: Music’s Most Powerful Political Platform

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 […]

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on April 24, 2012 at 9:23 PM / in Arts & Culture

What Happened to the Political Protest Song?

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 […]

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on June 22, 2011 at 1:43 AM / in Arts & Culture, World

The Soundtrack to Revolution

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 […]

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