Check out the latest Rhymes & Reasons interview with Dr. Marcyliena Morgan, Founding Director of the Hiphop Archive and Research Institute (HARI) at Harvard University and the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research.
Wishing You Joy, Peace & Love.
MC Lyte is a hiphop pioneer who has used her voice and her rhymes to show the world what a powerful woman in charge can do flowing with sounds, rhymes, insight, language And ideas that go far beyond the mic, the turntable, and the stage and into the core of our everyday world.
As the Hiphop community has increased its engagement with politics, it is only natural that we should extend this relationship to the arena of comedy. These are not the ha-ha laughs and giggles.
Is the Hiphop nation ambivalent about voting? To be more specific - Why are so many young men reluctant to take a position on this matter? Why is the refusal to participate in political activities THE way to address unfulfilled promises, false hope, etc? A long list of artists began as anti-voting MCs, and many eventually decided to participate.
We are taking a stand. For the little girls sneaking listens to their big brothers’ Nas albums when their parents aren’t home. For the video performers who come under fire for their pride in their bodies. For the double-dutch rhymers and backstreet freestylers...