Tag: social justice

  • Speech (Arrested Development) on His Commitment to Recording Artists Behind Bars

    Speech (Arrested Development) on His Commitment to Recording Artists Behind Bars

    We sit down with famed hip-hop MC and producer Speech (of Arrested Development) to talk about his work recording and producing the music of prison inmates.

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  • How Adam Yauch Became Rap’s Fun-Loving Social Change Advocate

    Anyway you slice it, Adam “MCA” Yauch of the Beastie Boys was as “cool as a cucumber in a bowl of hot sauce,” even when his conversation changed from silly lyrics and dropping beats to deep social commentary and dropping thought bombs. The hip-hop pioneer, who would’ve turned 54 yesterday had life not been cut short […]

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  • Entrepreneurship in Music: Mideast Tunes

    Entrepreneurship in Music: Mideast Tunes

        Entrepreneurship in Music Series: 012     MIDEAST TUNES Founder Esra’a Al-Shafei We want our humanity and our futures in our own hands and we use the internet and other forms of technology to fight for those rights.  — Esra’a Al-Shafei Mideast Tunes is a music streaming platform promoting social change and cultural dialogue by promoting the […]

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  • 5 Times Artists Have Changed the World

    We often forget when we’re bobbing our head to a song we love or admiring some splash of color on a canvas, just how powerful art and music truly are. As one of the most profound expressions of humanity we’re capable of, art has the power to open minds, to encourage empathy, to breed understanding, to force questions […]

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