Saturday, April 17, 2010


"You don't have to be a man to fight for freedom. All you have to do is to be an intelligent human being. "

Malcolm El-hajj Shabazz

"Hip hop activism is a term coined by the hip hop intellectual and journalist Harry Allen. It is meant to describe an activist movement of the post- baby boomer generation.
The hip hop generation was defined in The Hip- Hop Generation: Young Blacks and the Crisis in African American Culture as African Americans born between 1965 and 1984. This group is situated between the passage of the Civil Rights Act and the assassination of Malcolm X on one end and hip hop's explosion during the 1970s and 1980s. But the hip-hop generation can be more loosely defined to include minorities born between 1965 and 1984 who have grown up within a culture of hip hop music, dance, fashion and art. " -wikipedia

Monday features the "stream of voices in the crisis": the current plight of palestine and its relation to music:

"The Israeli–Palestinian conflict is the ongoing
civil war between Israelis and Palestinians, an enduring and explosive conflict. The conflict is wide-ranging, and the term is also used in reference to the earlier phases of the same conflict, between Jewish and Zionist yishuv and the majority Arab population living in Palestine under Ottoman or British rule. "-wikipedia

A growing movement of palestinian effort not only in the states, but in the very land of palestine; where hip hop culture is harnessed for social empowerment, enrichment of culture and the theme of resistance. A political fight world reknowned, laced with tragedy, mainly based on territorial control, is recognized by the industry and the streams of political activism, via college campuses and programs. One annual event at temple university is "hip-hop for palestine":

We feature words from Ilana weaver(Invincible) and M1 on the current crisis, and a ultimate look on life in palestine through an up close documentry, and movements of hip hop therof; featuring DAM, one palestinian rap's leading voices.


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