Black People : Hip-Hop Has Become A Force In US Politics

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  1. Kannte

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    Hip-hop artists have long flirted with politics - but in the run-up to this year's presidential elections, something unprecedented has happened.

    All the Democratic contenders - from John Kerry and Howard Dean to outsiders like Al Sharpton and Dennis Kucinich - have courted rap's major players

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/3526445.stm
     
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    This is an interesting article Kannte. What impact do you think the Hip Hop culture will have in politics and the Black community, if what is predicted in the article happens?

    Queenie :spinstar:
     
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    Hi NNQueen:

    The answer to your question is in the article itself,

    "With the help of rap luminaries like Mos Def, he aims to set up a series of virtual voting blocs so the hip-hop generation can build real power at a political level.

    So could hip-hop swing this year's elections? Damon Dash, head of Roc-A-Fella records and board member of the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network, is circumspect.

    "Not this year, no. Maybe in 2008," he says."
     
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