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How Obama Played the Hip Hop Community

Erik Nielson | Posted 08.11.2013 | Black Voices
Erik Nielson

There was something remarkable about seeing rappers pledge their support to a mainstream presidential candidate, especially given the history of antipathy between national politicians and hip hop.

Hip Hoppers & Occupy -- Are We the Music We Have Been Waiting For?

Jerry Ashton | Posted 12.11.2012 | New York
Jerry Ashton

There is something about the Occupy Movement -- and especially in its recent incarnation as "Occupy Sandy" -- that brings out the best in us. And the best in us is increasingly found in the music we call Hip Hop.

Gene Demby

Rapper Jasiri X's '10 Commandments' For Stop And Frisk | Gene Demby | Posted 07.19.2012 | Black Voices

A new video by the rapper-activist Jasiri X takes on the New York City Police Department's controversial stop-and-frisk policy, by flipping the Notori...

Hayley Miller

How Far Will They Go? UConn Student Government Courts More Controversy | Hayley Miller | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The University of Connecticut's student government has stripped senior class senator Colin Neary of his position following an early Nove...

Hayley Miller

UConn Students Try To Silence Occupy Wall Street Song | Hayley Miller | Posted 01.08.2012 | College

WASHINGTON -- When the University of Connecticut's undergraduate student government invited rapper Jasiri X to perform Monday, there was one condition...

WATCH: The Best (Or Worst) Of Tea Party-Inspired Music

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The tea party movement has been the inspiration for numerous songs, music videos, and compilations. Musicians and artists around the nation have sough...