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Pete Seeger’s legacy of activism and his belief that music can be a tool for change resonates deeply in the consciousness of popular music. His ideology can be found in everything from Bob Dylan’s early 60s protest songs to Bob Marley’s 70s classics and Public Enemy’s 80s and 90s social consciousness.

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Hip Hop legend Chuck D sat down with Arsenio Hall to share old school hip-hop stories, in particular how he met Flavor Flav and the other members of Public Enemy. Watch Chuck tell his story on the Arsenio Hall Show. Chuck D says, “Everyone has a Flavor Flav in their family.” Who’s the Flav in…

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Rock legend Bruce Springsteen shared his thoughts on hip-hop in a recent interview published by NPR. In the piece, “The Boss” recalled his first experiences with hip-hop in the early 1980s and explained that, while he is admittedly “not well-versed” in the music, he does have an appreciation for it and has listened to several major artists over the years, ranging from Public Enemy to Kanye West.

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Rapper and reality TV star Flavor Flav was recently detained by New York State police in Valley Stream, New York for speeding and being in possession of a small amount of marijuana. Flav, whose real name is William Drayton, was allegedly clocked doing 79 mph in a 55 mph zone, but the rapper had a…

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Gina Barge is primarily an executive recruiter who loves incorporating creative projects. A Chicago native, Gina has consulting and documentary production credits under her belt, and has recently entered the exciting world of digital publishing. She hopes to maintain her juggling act, and make sure that with all she does, she’s doing a good job.…

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Chuck D continues to stand as one of the most important voices in hip-hop. During the 2013 “Made In America” festival, Public Enemy’s front man sat down with rolling out and shared his thoughts on Miley Cyrus twerking and the stealing of black culture. An excerpt from the interview is below: “Miley Cyrus decided to twerk after…

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Labor Day Weekend has arrived, marking the end of summer and the beginning of another school year for many parents and children. The grills will be out and the cook outs will be going on at friends and family members’ homes. And if you are in Philly this weekend, here are five things that you…

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Some hip-hop fans complain about the relative lack of East Coast-based hip-hop superstars these days. The charts are dominated by rappers who hail from virtually everywhere else in the continental United States and even Canada–but over the last ten years, there have been few big names coming out of New York City

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2013 is a diverse array of artists who have contributed to the standard of popular music today. This year, the inductees include classic-rock icons Rush, hip-hop front men Public Enemy, composer Randy Newman, blues musician Albert King, producer Quincy Jones, disco diva the late, Donna Summer, creator…

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