During the month of April, the 2018 Hiphop x Asia series will highlight artists from Asia, celebrate the intersection of hiphop with Asian culture, and examine how cultures can draw from each other while promoting mutual respect.
As the Hiphop community has increased its engagement with politics, it is only natural that we should extend this relationship to the arena of comedy. These are not the ha-ha laughs and giggles.
Is the Hiphop nation ambivalent about voting? To be more specific - Why are so many young men reluctant to take a position on this matter? Why is the refusal to participate in political activities THE way to address unfulfilled promises, false hope, etc? A long list of artists began as anti-voting MCs, and many eventually decided to participate.
We are taking a stand. For the little girls sneaking listens to their big brothers’ Nas albums when their parents aren’t home. For the video performers who come under fire for their pride in their bodies. For the double-dutch rhymers and backstreet freestylers...