One playlist proves Mike WiLL Made-It was behind most of 2016’s game-changing hip-hop
Music was 2016’s saving grace. Every time it felt like giving up and retreating into a Netflix hole was a good idea, a new anthem or album dropped to save the party. Not every offering will be remembered years from now (the Chainsmoker’s “Closer” and …
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Before #Blacklivesmatter, there was hip-hop
Long before there was Eric Garner or Michael Brown, there was Eleanor Bumpers, Amadou Diallo and several others. And long before people spoke out against injustice on social media, joining their voices with the hashtag #Blacklivesmatter, there was hip-hop.
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Exploring The Intersection Of Hip-Hop And Social Justice
To understand the awesome shared history of hip-hop and activism you have to acknowledge that while music can shine a light on injustice, it canâ€™t, on its own, heal the wounds of oppression. Weâ€™re not all waiting for that perfect anthem to save the day.
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