Category Archives: Activism

Beast @ 5th Annual Hip Hop Symposium

For the 3rd year in a row, The Beast is rocking with the non-profit organization, Movement of Youth on their annual Hip Hop Symposium on February 26th at UNC Chapel Hill. Visit for tickets and more details!Continue Reading

Hip Hop, Music & Politics: Spread the Word

If you know any Eagles (North Carolina Central University students) tell them to sign up for my class: Hip Hop, Music and Politics while they still can. Learn more on facebook.Continue Reading

Hip Hop and Activism Panel at NCCU

Check out this gem from Youth Noise Network/Spirit House featuring music from Freedom Suite. It was an honor to sit on a panel with such inspiring and energized youth (the young jawn to my right is named Naeemah.. she goes in). Enjoy! Hip Hop & Community Activism from Spirit House on Vimeo.Continue Reading

When Freedom Disappears

Serendipitously, on the day after Freedom Part 2 was released to the masses (check us out on and the day before its Music Video premier, an article that I wrote about the song was published in the News and Observer. Entitled, When Freedom Disappears, the articles talks about how and why we made aContinue Reading

Everybody Hates Chris. Columbus Day Remixed.

imported from the good folks at Happy Columbus day. A national holiday dedicated to one of the most insidious agents of colonialism, genocide, theft and enslavement. I came across a video beckoning us to reconsider Columbus day and introduce a national Indigenous cultures holiday. Check it out: Trust me my Indigenous brothers and sistersContinue Reading