* VIDEO: Residente: Latin Amerika’s most successful rapper on race and Trump’s Amerika

    Puerto Rican rapper, writer and film-maker Residente is one of the most successful Latino artists of his generation, winning 24 Latin Grammys as one half of internationally renowned group Calle 13. No other Latin artist has matched that record – and he’s nominated in a further nine categories this year following the release of […]

PROTEST SONG OF THE WEEK: ‘BLACK IS’ BY THE LAST POETS

Umar Bin Hassan of The Last Poets (Photo by Mário Pires) 7 The NFL commissioner and owners of NFL teams are moving at this hour to restrict and clamp down on football players, who are predominantly black, so they do not protest during the national anthem. This is happening as former coaches like Mike Ditka […]

Why Eminem’s ‘Trump Stomp’ Deserves Critical Examination

by Colin Jenkins Trump or Eminem? The rapper challenged his fans to choose at the 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards. (BETNetworks / YouTube) On Tuesday night, BET aired a 4½-minute Eminem video during its hip-hop awards. The song—which many dubbed a “freestyle,” despite being prerecorded—features the rapper delivering a rhyme that figuratively “stomps” Donald Trump. Filmed in a parking […]

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Black Is’ by The Last Poets

(Umar Bin Hassan of The Last Poets (Photo by Mário Pires) The NFL commissioner and owners of NFL teams are moving at this hour to restrict and clamp down on football players, who are predominantly black, so they do not protest during the national anthem. This is happening as former coaches like Mike Ditka babble […]