Thursday, January 17, 2008

why you should care about present-day hip-hop...

because when it's focused, it can rally people for good and get our younger heads to think consciously about what's happening to their peers and their people as a whole. case in point: the hip-hop caucus descending on washington, d.c. last november to speak out against police brutality and violence against sisters in their communities.

this is what happens when hip-hop becomes activism. it's not a new strategy, but one that our present-day b-boys and b-girls can't afford to let go of. check the video below for a moving presentation on the events of the day...

2 comments:

The Gentle Giant! said...

Well its hard to be active when one of the biggest rappers of our time is 50 cent and all he talks about is bitchs, hoes, money and cloths! But hey I guess every little bit helps!

Chyll Will said...

Hard, but not impossible if your priorities are realistic and straight. I think more people need to hold the publishers and advertisers accountable for encouraging and enabling the "success" of 50 Cent and his ilk. Exploitation only thrives where there is incentive for both.