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.

13 Times Tupac Prophesied, Inspired, and Challenged Us to Be Great

Tupac Infinity

“When was the last time anyone told you how important you are? Did you know people stood on auction blocks and were bought and sold so that you could stay alive today?”
~Dr. Maya Angelou to Tupac Shakur on the set of Poetic Justice

7 Ways Hip Hop Culture Can Eclipse White Supremacy

WU

 “Whiteness is the process by which White people fail to recognise how race impacts their lives; White privilege is the personal benefits of living in a society where Whiteness is centred; and White supremacy are the political outcomes of this racial buffer.” ~Dr. Zuleyka Zevallos, Applied Sociologist & Swinburne University Research Fellow

7 Rappers Who Warned About the Fragility of Freedom

2pac-pray-hands

“Struggle is a never ending process. Freedom is never really won, you earn it and win it in every generation.”
~Coretta Scott King

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The Perfect Peace of All Eyez On Me

AOEM movie

Tupac Amaru Shakur remains one of the world’s most recognizable figures over 20 years after his murder. On the 46th anniversary of his birth, his story has finally come to the big screen. These are my reflections.

Keep Ya Head Up: Tupac, Mental Health, and Hip Hop

2Pac introspective

“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.” ~The Holy Bible Matthew 5:14

A Rap Music Day Tribute

Tupac Shakur

“May 3rd is Rap Music Day. Hiphoppas are encouraged to dedicate their time and talent to self-development and for service to their communities.”
~Hip Hop Declaration of Peace Ninth Principle

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