21 Savage: Hip Hop’s Face of Immigration

21 savage

“Been through some thangs but I couldn’t imagine my kids being stuck at the border/Flint still need water/People was innocent couldn’t get lawyers.” ~21 Savage “a lot” verse performed on The Tonight Show 1/28/2019

#Kaeperbowl: The Silencing Continues

Keap mural

“I got to sacrifice a lot of money to perform. But there’s a man who sacrificed his job for us, so we got to stand behind him.” ~Cardi B on refusing to perform during the Super Bowl to support Kaepernick

Hip Hop in 2018: Open The Door, I’ll Get it Myself

James Brown

“The essence of Hiphop is beyond entertainment: The elements of Hiphop Kulture may be traded for money, honor, power, respect, food, shelter, information and other resources; however, Hiphop and its culture cannot be bought, nor is it for sale.”~ 7th Principle Hip Hop Declaration of Peace

Gucci Mane and the Power of Hip Hop Therapy

Gucci-Mane

I’m my best friend, and I’m my worst enemy, and no one else can hurt me unless I let them. Is you feelin’ me? ~Gucci Mane “Worst Enemy” (2009)

Mask Off: Hip Hop, Opiates, and the Opioid Epidemic

Heroin and Hip Hop

According to the Centers for Disease Control, opioid abuse has reached epidemic numbers. Although the incidence of abuse and overdose have largely affected suburban communities, controlled prescription drugs have been seeping into Hip Hop culture for two decades.

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