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Hip-hop is resistance against the inequalities in society

Illustration by Luis Rivas/Senior Staff

Luis Rivas

April 2, 2014

When I tell people that hip-hop can save the world, I am usually met with confused looks, blank stares or people rolling their eyes. But it’s true. Hip-hop can fight against racism, sexism and other injustices. Here’s how: First step is to forget everything you think you may know about hip-hop. I want you to clear out all the top billboard hip-hop hit...

Hip Hop Think Tank event to bring attention to deportation, incarceration

Champaign Williams

February 19, 2014

More than 2.2 million people are incarcerated in the U.S. each year, and nearly 2 million immigrants have been incarcerated since the beginning of the Obama administration in 2008, according to The Sentencing Project and Pew Research Center. These facts and more will be discussed in depth at the “Bridging the Gaps: Hip-...

First annual conference explores hip-hop’s academic value

Thurz performing at the Hip Hop Conference. Photo Credit: Andres Aguila / Daily Sundial

Andrew Lopez

November 21, 2011

This weekend’s first annual academic hip-hop conference, “LA Hip-Hop: Beyond Gangster Rap” attempted to bridge the gap between the negative portrayals of the music genre and its beginnings as a grassroots form of self-expression. The workshops and lectures served to show that not only can hip-hop fuel a...

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