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J. Cole & Ferguson Residents Have A Conversation About How To Fix The System (Video)

On April 15, J. Cole’s 4 Your Eyez Only documentary aired on HBO, but it wasn’t a concert film despite sharing the title of his most recent LP. Rather, it

Marc Lamont Hill Believes 4 Years of Trump Would Be Good for the Revolution (Video)

Marc Lamont Hill is a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania native whose work in academia, activism, and television has made him one of the preeminent figures of his generation. With a résumé boasting

On the 1-Year Anniversary of Mike Brown’s Death, Run the Jewels Explain Why Riots Work.

One year ago today, Michael Brown, an 18-year old unarmed Black man, was shot and killed by officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, MO. The event, and the subsequent failure to

What Do Cole & Kendrick’s Hair Have to Do With Progress? Talib Kweli Explains In A New Essay

With a long history of being socially and politically critical, not only in his lyrics but also outside of the studio, Brooklyn, New York MC Talib Kweli has shared his

J. Cole Talks 2014 Forest Hills Drive & Being The Voice Of A Generation On Combat Jack (Audio)

Considered one of 2014’s Men of The Year according to AFH, J. Cole hops into 2015 continuing promotion for his critically acclaimed project, 2014 Forest Hills Drive, on The Combat

Kendrick Lamar Addresses Ferguson, Eric Garner and Instilling Self Esteem (Video)

Over the last five years, Kendrick Lamar as been one of Hip-Hop’s leading social commentators through his music. Songs like “Vanity Slaves,” “Keisha’s Song” and “Sing About Me, I’m Dying

Spike Lee Speaks on Eric Garner and Americans Doing the Right Thing (Video)

I will never forget the scene in Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing where the character Radio Raheem was savagely choked to death by a police officer. The brutality was

Nipsey Hussle Uses Gangsta Rap As An Indictment Of The Court’s Double Standards (Audio)

Nipsey Hussle has announced that he will release an album, Mailbox Money, before year’s end (December 20 to be exact). The California MC sets the project up with “50 Niggaz.”

Alicia Keys Sings To The Skies & Calls For Love In These Troubling Times (Video)

Alicia Keys has absorbed much of the recent pain, surrounding the murders of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, the protests, the court rulings, and the growing discussions. At the piano,

Q-Tip Walks the Walk in Protest for Michael Brown in New York (Video)

As protests break out across the nation in light of last night’s decision by the grand jury in Ferguson, MO to not indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death

Killer Mike Speaks from the Heart About the Michael Brown Verdict (Video)

“I have a 20-year old son and I have a 12-year old son, and I’m so afraid for them.” –Killer Mike Wow. If you heard Killer Mike, the son of

The Family of Mike Brown Joins Common Onstage at the BET Hip Hop Awards (Video)

In a moment that was truly bigger than Hip-Hop (or any other form of music), the parents of Mike Brown, who was gunned down by police in Ferguson, MO, took

Dr. Cornel West Arrested At Ferguson Protests On Moral Monday (Video)

Several years ago, Dr. Cornel West of Princeton University opted to make a Rap album. The Ivy League professor, author, and social activist made 2007’s Never Forget: A Journey Of

Killer Mike is a Member of the NRA. Here’s Why (Video)

Over the last several weeks, Killer Mike has established himself as one of Hip-Hop’s most outstanding spokespersons. His intelligent and well-reasoned perspective regarding police violence against citizens has landed him

Killer Mike Wants More Police Athletic Leagues, Less Armored Tanks (Video)

Suddenly a de-facto spokesman for a subset of reactions to Ferguson, Missouri, Killer Mike continues to bring his unique, evocative, and thoughtful opinions to the media following the murder of

Killer Mike Expounds On Ferguson, Police Brutality & Looting (Video)

Following Killer Mike’s writing and televised appearances, the Atlanta, Georgia veteran continues to speak about the murder of Michael Brown. Given Mike’s unique background (his father was a longtime officer

Dizzy Wright’s State Of Mind Is The State Of The Union (Video)

One of Hip-Hop’s busiest sensations of the last 36 months is easily Dizzy Wright. The Las Vegas MC released his State Of Mind EP back around Tax Day. However, for

Talib Kweli BLASTS CNN for Skewed Media Coverage on Ferguson (Video)

Talib Kweli and CNN’s Don Lemon got into a very heated exchange on national TV. Kweli expressed a high level of frustration at what he perceives to be skewed coverage

Killer Mike Speaks Directly To Americans About The Problems In Ferguson (Video)

In a recent op-ed piece Billboard, MC Killer Mike pens a warning to Americans and gives his thoughts on the recent murders of Michael Brown and Eric Garner and the

J. Cole Pays Respect To Michael Brown In Ferguson (Video)

Just a few days ago, J. Cole released an incredibly heartfelt track, “Be Free,” dedicated to the recent passing of Michael Brown and the tragic events that continue to unfold

Punch Reacts To Michael Brown’s Murder With Historical Illustrations (Audio)

Deeply affected by this week’s tragic news of the killing of teenager Michael Brown by Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson, Top Dawg Entertainment President Punch joined label collaborator J. Cole