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Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012

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Local, state and federal authorities continued to push to restore basic services on Wednesday as millions of people prepared to spend a third night without power.
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The power of the people is much stronger than the people in power. Hip Hop is a social invention for increasing the participation of youngsters who are often left out of community development processes.
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Three years after coup, rural Thais yearn for democracy

Three years after coup, rural Thais yearn for democracy | Hip Hop for Social Change | Scoop.it
Three years after their latest coup, Thailand's arch-royalist military is firmly dug-in. Dissent is banned, a junta-appointed legislature makes the law -- and awards the army an ever-burgeoning budget -- while a new constitution gifts the military power to write the script for Thailand's next
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What Makes Democracy Work?

What Makes Democracy Work? | Hip Hop for Social Change | Scoop.it
What does it take to sustain democracy? In today’s world, political and social tensions, eroding trust in institutions, and rising incidents of hatred and bigotry make this question more essential than ever.
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Classic Hip Hop: Busta Rhymes' When Disaster Strikes - Hip Hop Golden Age

Classic Hip Hop: Busta Rhymes' When Disaster Strikes - Hip Hop Golden Age | Hip Hop for Social Change | Scoop.it
(Republished from DefineARevolution.com, By @CherchezLaPorsh) Tracklist Busta Rhymes – When Disaster Strikes Intro The Whole World Lookin At Me Survival Hungry When Disaster Strikes So Hardcore Get High Tonight Turn It Up Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See It’s All Good There’s Not A Problem My Squad Can’t Fix We Could Take It Outside …
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Rudje Beckford's curator insight, February 19, 1:23 PM

Busta Rhymes changed the style of music for everyone will his flow and delivery. His over the top intros and his variety of styles that he incorporates in his albums truly shows how talented he was and put pressure on other musicians to try to not only keep up but also get out their comfort zones and try to produce quality new form of music that keeps the music game interesting.

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February Film Review: Hip-Hop Evolution

February Film Review: Hip-Hop Evolution | Hip Hop for Social Change | Scoop.it
“Hip Hop Evolution” is a 4-part Netflix series that goes back to the beginning of Hip Hop Culture in the Bronx, NY. The series delves deep into the essence of the culture through interviews with so…
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Standards of Culture: Hip Hop Entries to the Harvard Library

Standards of Culture: Hip Hop Entries to the Harvard Library | Hip Hop for Social Change | Scoop.it
By Jaylin Paschal

Producer and curator of Harvard’s “These Are the Breaks” project, 9th
Wonder, selected To Pimp A Butterfly to be among the first albums in what
is expected to be a two hundred piece collection. Selected albums are
considered to be "the standard of culture," and will therefore be added to
Harvard University's library.

Beside TPAB will be three other legendary Hip Hop albums, all of which are
personal favorites: Nas' Illmatic, Lauryn Hill's The Miseducation of Lauryn
Hill and A Tribe Called Quest's The Low End Theory. All of these
masterpieces will be archived with liner notes and the vinyl used in the
original production.

It's not that these albums needed Harvard-recognition; Ivy League
validation of Hip Hop culture sounds outrageous, anyway. These albums set a
cultural standard with or without the nod from a predominantly white and
historically racist institution. But damn, the nod still feels good. Hip
Hop transcends all barriers, including prestige. And it will always.

Congratulations to the featured artists, and I'm looking forward to seeing
which other albums are added to the library.
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North Carolina is no longer a democracy: report

North Carolina is no longer a democracy: report | Hip Hop for Social Change | Scoop.it
North Carolina can no longer be considered a democracy, according to a new report from the Electoral Integrity Project (EIP), which rated the state's overall electoral integrity at the same levels of those in authoritarian states and "pseudo-democracies" such as Cuba, Indonesia and Sierra Leone.The state scored 58 out of 100, with ratings so poor on th
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Anti-Trump demonstrators take to the streets in many cities

Anti-Trump demonstrators take to the streets in many cities | Hip Hop for Social Change | Scoop.it
ThatShitIsHotSunLive! - We Got It Covered!
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Syndicated Hip Hop RaDiO

Syndicated Hip Hop RaDiO | Hip Hop for Social Change | Scoop.it
Webradio With Live Show Hip Hop Rap Soul Funk Reggae Dancehall 24/7/365 And Request Live -------- WE ARE NOT THE BEST OR N#1 LIKE OTHERS RADIO CLAIM!!! --------
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The Hip Hop Music Channel

The Hip Hop Music Channel | Hip Hop for Social Change | Scoop.it
Watch and listen to hip hop music videos from a wide variety of rap and hip hop artists. Find the latest music mixed in perfectly with the classics right h
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Bill Moyers: Economic Inequality Is a Threat to the Very Core of Our Democracy

Bill Moyers: Economic Inequality Is a Threat to the Very Core of Our Democracy | Hip Hop for Social Change | Scoop.it
Plutocracy and democracy cannot coexist.
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The 20 Best Rappers in Their 20s (Right Now)

These are the best rappers out right now in their 20s.
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Rudje Beckford's curator insight, February 19, 1:52 PM

With the current 20 best rappers in Todays day and age show how Hip Hop is changing. Before it was the most lyrical and relatable artists are the ones that are the front runners for best rappers. Now its the music that keeps people energized and not as much of the lyrics but how people feel when the listen to the music. Even though the music isn't relatable people grasp to the flashy appearances and the image that each rapper portray and how they ride each beat and get people going.

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Democracy sold out to corruption and greed. But it’s not too late to save it

Democracy sold out to corruption and greed. But it’s not too late to save it | Hip Hop for Social Change | Scoop.it
Voters everywhere are losing trust in their leaders. Can democracy be saved from itself?
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Bruno Mars - Versace on the Floor [Billboard Music Awards 2017]

Versace on the Floor available now: https://Atlantic.lnk.to/24K_MagicID See Bruno on the ‘24K Magic World Tour’! Tickets on sale now. Visi
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Jonathan Brown's curator insight, June 12, 9:01 AM

Bruno Mars is a very respected artist in the hip hop genre creating new social changes, also having many features with well-known artist in his career. Jan Servaes is an author and UNESCO Chair in Communication for Sustainable Social Change, being known for his findings and information accuracy, one of his interests are participating in social change making him creditable to speak on the subject matter at hand. 

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Introducing Africa’s Next Hip-Hop Queen, Beambo Taylor

Introducing Africa’s Next Hip-Hop Queen, Beambo Taylor | Hip Hop for Social Change | Scoop.it
…Listen Up To Her Dope Debute Single, “FunWonFinish” Rising Hip Hop act, Beambo Taylor who was recently unveiled by Jaynatio
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Today In Hip-Hop History: Mobb Deep – “The Infamous” – The 73rd

Today In Hip-Hop History: Mobb Deep – “The Infamous” – The 73rd | Hip Hop for Social Change | Scoop.it
RT @The73rd: Today In Hip-Hop History: Mobb Deep – “The Infamous” April 25th, 1995 - Stream Here: https://t.co/MVDnwZwvNf https://t.co/tSRx…
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Hip-Hop Campaign Speech: Kendrick Lamar

Hip-Hop Campaign Speech: Kendrick Lamar | Hip Hop for Social Change | Scoop.it
Kendrick Lamar is here to let us know that everything will be alright and that Hip-Hop is alive and well in his Presidential campaign speech.
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Rudje Beckford's curator insight, February 19, 1:48 PM

In today's music Hip Hop is starting to take a back seat to the modern version of rap music people call Trap music. The style of music is more hardcore, less lyrical but it keeps people jumping and energetic unlike hip hop which is more lyrical and requires more thinking and understanding to enjoy the music. Kendrick Lamar is trying to remind people that Hip Hop is not dead and it is coming back harder and better and he is a great pioneer for this new voyage because his music is what new generation hip hop artist are pursuing to sound like. Hip Hop music at one point was irrelevant, now that it is relevant its the job of the artists to keep it relevant and thats what Kendrick is fighting for.

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Kendrick is an incredible rapper with a specific ideology ! 
John Williams's curator insight, June 16, 12:10 PM

This article really captures the topic that has been on everyone's mind in Hip Hop culture: who will carry the torch? As the legends get older, we are bombarded with this "mumble rap" generation of music that only millennials seem to like, and have lost the art of storytelling that use to be the cornerstone of what hip hop was based off of. Artisticmanifesto.com has a very in depth structure to how it presents its news and entries with a large staff to cover many areas to gather information. I am not sure its actual relevance to the culture and community, but I was captivated by the information provided by this article.

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'F@#k Donald Trump' is your new favorite hip-hop song (with video)

'F@#k Donald Trump' is your new favorite hip-hop song (with video) | Hip Hop for Social Change | Scoop.it
Hip-hop artists YG and Nipsey Hussle (see, young people know some old references too) have teamed up and released a new track and it’s pretty great. Titled “Fuck Donald Trump,” it may seem like a gimmick, but the song is a serious protest song an
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Rudje Beckford's curator insight, February 19, 1:27 PM

With Donald Trump being the new president and one that is hated not only by many people in America, especially minorities, but in the Hip Hop industry people like YG is making it known his thoughts and also expressing the true feelings of many in America with his song based on Donald Trump. The song speaks volume because a song openly disrespecting our president is something people tend to be scared to do, but when someone has such passion and hate towards and individual that tends to create a lack of care for consequences that may result from releasing such songs.

John Williams's curator insight, June 16, 12:18 PM

I smiled through listening to this song when it came out and relished in the idea that artists were getting back to voicing their opinion through song. That is the way that music influenced change in the 70s, 80s, and 90s, and I feel is lost on the new generation that wears the headphones today and receive nothing. Dailykos.com was founded in 2002 by an Army veteran to use a platform to speak out about political and cultural instances of oppression and rights to the American people. I am happy to see a fellow service member using Hip Hop as a reference to do more than make people dance from time to time.

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Top 300 Hip Hop Albums 1980 - 1999 - Hip Hop Golden Age

Top 300 Hip Hop Albums 1980 - 1999 - Hip Hop Golden Age | Hip Hop for Social Change | Scoop.it
Also read: Top 100 Hip Hop Albums Of The 1980s & Top 100 Hip Hop Albums Of The 1990s
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Alvin Johnson's curator insight, March 13, 10:18 AM

What Billboard says the cream of the crop.

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Republicans are actively helping Trump weaken our democracy with his lies

Republicans are actively helping Trump weaken our democracy with his lies | Hip Hop for Social Change | Scoop.it
Paul Ryan and Reince Priebus politely look the other way while Trump undermines faith in our elections.
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How to Preserve the Ideals of Liberal Democracy in the Face of a Trump Presidency

How to Preserve the Ideals of Liberal Democracy in the Face of a Trump Presidency | Hip Hop for Social Change | Scoop.it
The unspeakable has happened: Donald J. Trump has been elected president of the United States. The commander in chief, the most powerful man on earth,
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Top 100 Hip Hop Songs Of The 1980s - Hip Hop Golden Age

Top 100 Hip Hop Songs Of The 1980s - Hip Hop Golden Age | Hip Hop for Social Change | Scoop.it
The eighties are the decade in which Hip Hop grew from a local phenomenon into a major worldwide musical and cultural force. Pioneered in New York City in the early 1970s, it was not until 1979 that the first Hip Hop song (even though still heavily influenced by disco sounds) was recorded and released – …
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Rudje Beckford's curator insight, February 19, 1:34 PM

Hip Hop during the 1980s started to become a forefront in entertainment with people like LL cool J, grandmaster flash and the group RUN DMC who took hip to new heights with their music. They helped build the foundation for what hip hop is today, showing the value of lyrics, putting music out that people could relate to and also entertain and sooth people with its variety of styles. The Golden Age is the point where hip hop artist truly had to shine in order to get any record label signing. Minorities were still being mistreated in those times so the messages they were sending in their music was opening the eyes to many who were more privileged and had no idea what less fortunate families and group of people were facing in those times.

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Brisbane brothers plant seeds of change, one garden at a time

Brisbane brothers plant seeds of change, one garden at a time | Hip Hop for Social Change | Scoop.it
A Brisbane brotherly duo advocate for greater awareness for autism and depression by building and maintaining gardens throughout the river city.
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TEDx UCIC - How Social Media change our life decisions

This was a brief presentation at the UCIC Shanghai. My first TEDFellow in China. Such fantastic venue and attendants. One of the most difficult things abou
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