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Hiphop and Politics Timeline

The worlds of hiphop and politics have been inextricably tied since Gil Scott Heron released his track “The Revolution Will Not be Televised” in 1971. From the early warnings of "The Message" as Melle Mel describes the neighborhood decay and devastation as well as Public Enemy’s history, political lessons and critique of society in addition to today’s cry for justice, Hiphop has provided culturally engaging civics education resources for American youth. The Hiphop Archive’s Hiphop and Politics Timeline highlights pivotal moments throughout the history of this ever-evolving relationship between hiphop and politics. Check it out: 
 

      HIPHOP AND POLITICS TIMELINE