Another example of Freechild on the cutting edge: ABC News in Australia has posted a story about a hip hop project in Melbourne that is credited with helping young offenders change their lives. You might remember that about five years ago Freechild posted a webpage about Hip Hop Activism, emphasizing the power engaging young people in hip hop culture to create social change.
I say that while I’m listening to Talib Kweli, Brooklyn MC whose music always provides inspiration for my action. I would encourage anyone with an interest in hip hop to give him a listen, especially his new album Ear Drum.
Yeah. It’ll be interesting to see if the centralized hip hop movement will yet come through with anything significant – only time tells, right?
For more information, see these articles: Bay-area hip hop activism, Jeff Chang’s website, Music for the Movement, Hip Hop Uprising, and this Open letter from Saul Williams to Oprah Winfrey. “Radical” find for the day? Track down and listen to The Coup and Dead Prez do “Get Up”. Yeah.