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i know that i gotta be super behind on this one. but loook! (also my first youtube screen cap. yay for using comps as radical toolz :)
image description: picture of a group of young men of color, mostly Black, from the video by A$AP Rocky “Peso” (with venus in it!). The men are standing in front of a corner bodega wearing fashionable clothes of different styles and one of them has turned around to show his white shirt that reads in all black capital letters: OUR TAXES PAY 4 COPS WHO PROTECT BANKING ELITES BOYCOTT THE FEDERAL RESERVE”. yay for hip hop as a diverse cultural expression celebrating anti oligarchy capitalism through state control. yippiessssss!

i know that i gotta be super behind on this one. but loook! (also my first youtube screen cap. yay for using comps as radical toolz :)

image description: picture of a group of young men of color, mostly Black, from the video by A$AP Rocky “Peso” (with venus in it!). The men are standing in front of a corner bodega wearing fashionable clothes of different styles and one of them has turned around to show his white shirt that reads in all black capital letters: OUR TAXES PAY 4 COPS WHO PROTECT BANKING ELITES BOYCOTT THE FEDERAL RESERVE”. yay for hip hop as a diverse cultural expression celebrating anti oligarchy capitalism through state control. yippiessssss!

Filed under asap rocky rap hip hop anti capitalism taxes Black men wscp popular culture anti police state banking elites like goldman sachs etc

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Rocky Rivera is a Hip-Hop journalist by day, MC by night, who found international acclaim by winning a Contributing Editor position on MTV’s docu-series “I’m From Rolling Stone” in 2007. A dynamic perfomer who’s shared the stage with artists such as Zion-I, Blue Scholars, and Pacific Division, her all-lady crew consisting of DJ Rozaand emcee Irie Eyez display a daringly different side of Hip Hop you have to experience to believe. Noted music critic Jeff Chang, author of Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip Hop Generation writes “My whole career has been about getting people to hear the stories that need to be heard, and I think her story really needs to be heard.”

Rocky Rivera is a Hip-Hop journalist by day, MC by night, who found international acclaim by winning a Contributing Editor position on MTV’s docu-series “I’m From Rolling Stone” in 2007. A dynamic perfomer who’s shared the stage with artists such as Zion-I, Blue Scholars, and Pacific Division, her all-lady crew consisting of DJ Rozaand emcee Irie Eyez display a daringly different side of Hip Hop you have to experience to believe. Noted music critic Jeff Chang, author of Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip Hop Generation writes “My whole career has been about getting people to hear the stories that need to be heard, and I think her story really needs to be heard.”

Filed under Rocky Rivera Women of Color Asian American Women Asian Diaspora Hip Hop Music as Resistance Music as Creation rapping Truth to power

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We gotta make a change…
It’s time for us as a people to start makin’ some changes.
Let’s change the way we eat, let’s change the way we live
and let’s change the way we treat each other.
You see the old way wasn’t working so it’s on us to do
what we gotta do, to survive.
Changes by Tupac Amaru Shakur

Filed under tupac hip hop healing food justice environmental justice community rap justice change people of color and people living in poverty amerikkka survival Blackness

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We gotta make a change…
It’s time for us as a people to start makin’ some changes.
Let’s change the way we eat, let’s change the way we live
and let’s change the way we treat each other.
You see the old way wasn’t working so it’s on us to do
what we gotta do, to survive
Tupac- Changes

Filed under tupac food justice healing community people of color people living in poverty CHANGE justice rap poetry hip hop white supremacist patriarchy u.s.a. amerikkka

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Before you wear the kufiyyeh, we’ve come to remind you who we are
And whether you like it or not, it’s our kufiyyeh, this is how we wear the kufiyyeh
Because it’s a mark of our country, the kufiyyeh, the Arabic kufiyyeh
Our main identity, the kufiyyeh, the Arabic kufiyyeh

from the ghetto to gaza

Before you wear the kufiyyeh, we’ve come to remind you who we are

And whether you like it or not, it’s our kufiyyeh, this is how we wear the kufiyyeh

Because it’s a mark of our country, the kufiyyeh, the Arabic kufiyyeh

Our main identity, the kufiyyeh, the Arabic kufiyyeh

from the ghetto to gaza

(Source: avicennas, via tierracita)

Filed under Al Kufiyyeh 3arabeyyh Palestine Shadia Mansour arab pride cultural appropriation dead prez female rappers hip hop zionism resistance speaking Truth to power white supremacy from the ghetto to gaza

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YES YES YESSSSSS!!!!!!! my best friend sawira from zim met up with me in egypt for a week (she’s studying in greece) and it was magic. i miss home so so much. clearly lacking in the female voices but wonderful: hip hop in zimbabwe. hokoyo.

Filed under hip hop zimbabwe