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In 1992, Malcom X Grassroots movement invited Tupac to speak at its banquet in Atlanta, GA. This is one of Tupac's first recorded speeches.
A story of how the early 90’s Freaknik, the biggest party to ever hit ATL, became one of the platforms that helped shape and develop the Atlanta hip hop sound and culture. making Atlanta one of the most prominent forces to be reckoned with in the hip hop music industry
At the time, the epicenter of the West Coast alternative movement was The Good Life, a liquor-less Cedar St. tavern in Leimert Park known for its legendary open mic night where abstractions became expressionist. Its here were the Freestyle Fellowship would wow crowds with their jazz rap freestyles!! check out the Homage Blog for more.
The story of Hip Hops most political group, Public Enemy. Starting near the beginning of the rise of hip hop in New York in the late 80s, The Prophets of Rage were one of the first and most effective rap groups to shed light on the many injustices Black America faces to this day. Chuck D, Flavor Flav, Terminator X, Sister Souljah, MEHR are to this day considered one of hip hop's most influential group. Enjoy this in depth documentary or their rise.
Its crazy we still fight the same fights in 2020. Rest In Peace George Floyd. "Fight the Power" is a 1989 song by hip hop group Public Enemy. First released on the soundtrack for the film Do the Right Thing (Rosie Perez dances to the song over the opening credits), an edited version was released in 1990 on Public Enemy's third album, Fear of a Black Planet. The song has largely served as the political statement of purpose for the group, and is their biggest single.